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A Guide to Federal Labor Relations Authority Law and Practice
A Guide to FLRA Law and Practice, 2022 By: Broida
Price: $725.00
Sku: 22FLRA
Edition: 35th/2022
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 5/12/2022)
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In two volumes, Updated annually, the FLRA Guide is a complete research tool on unit determinations, negotiability and the collective bargaining process, unfair labor practices, and arbitration. The Guide includes discussion of cases, laws, and litigation practice before the FLRA and its reviewing courts. Major topics include jurisdiction, unit determinations and elections; labor organizations; procedures and substantive limitations on and specific applications of negotiability determinations; the Federal Service Impasses Panel; ULPs and remedies; review of arbitration awards; and administrative reconsideration and judicial review. This authoritative text is a component of the American Civil Service Law Series. (more details)




A Guide to Merit Systems Protection Board Law and Practice
A Guide to MSPB Law and Practice, 2022 By: Broida
Price: $725.00
Sku: 22MSPB
Edition: 39th/2022
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 4/21/2022)
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In three volumes, updated annually, the MSPB Guide is a complete research tool for Board cases, laws, procedure, and litigation practice and is the seminal text on this complex area of the law. Major topics include MSPB regulatory revisions, Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, jurisdiction, appeals, discovery, hearings, evidence, PFRs, adverse actions and discipline, nexus and mitigation, substantive offenses, performance cases, RIFs, PPPs, retirement, attorney fees, settlement, remedies, and judicial review. This authoritative text is a component of the American Civil Service Law Series. (more details)




Security Clearance Law and Procedure
Security Clearance Law and Procedure By: Fitch & Kuntz
Price: $250.00
Sku: 21SCLP
Edition: 5th/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-96-9; 1-941825-96-6
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This guide closely examines security clearance law and procedures, offering representatives a comprehensive analysis of case law, directives, adjudicative guidelines, regulations and statutes. There have been many changes in the security clearance arena including realignment of the NBIB into the DCSA; DOD’s memo streamlining security clearance practices; DOHA decisions addressing CBD; the Trusted Workforce 2.0 Initiative; SEAD-6 addressing continuous evaluation procedures; SEAD-2 governing polygraph use; and SEAD-8 addressing temporary or interim eligibility for a clearance; and the addition of MSPB, EEOC, and Department of Energy decisions pertaining to security clearances. Major topics include the history of security clearances, administrative procedures, hearing and personal appearances procedure, criminal procedure, the polygraph, appeals, cases analyses, and noteworthy court cases. (more details)




A Guide to Federal Sector Equal Employment Law and Practice
A Guide to Federal Sector Equal Employment Law and Practice, 2022 By: Natania Davis and Founding Author Ernest C. Hadley
Price: $725.00
Sku: 22EEO
Edition: 35th/2022
Availability: SPRING 2022
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Updated annually, the EEO Guide, written by Natania Davis with Ernie Hadley, Founding Author, offers the most comprehensive analysis of federal sector EEO decisions, litigation practice, statutes, regulations, policies, guidance, and practical advice available to practitioners. This indispensable text is a component of the American Civil Service Law Series. (more details)




Compensatory Damages and Other Remedies
In Federal Sector Employment Discrimination Cases
Compensatory Damages and Other Remedies, 2022 By: Gilbert & Sumner
Price: $250.00
Sku: 22CDOR
Edition: 14th/2022
Availability: SUMMER 2022
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A Dewey bestseller, Compensatory Damages is the seminal text on how to support and defend against claims for compensatory damages and other remedial claims in federal sector employment discrimination cases. Includes case summaries through mid-2022 and a chart of significant awards. Major topics include equitable and compensatory damages, proving damages, mitigation and offset, back pay, collateral source rule, tax consequences, settlement, managing discovery, calculating damages, and attorney. (more details)




The First Four Weeks
A Guide for the New Federal Supervisor
The First Four Weeks, 2022 By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 22FFW
Edition: 3rd/2022
Availability: COMING SOON (Summer 2022)
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The First Four Weeks guides new managers on how to effectively transition into their new supervisory role and manage federal employees while still achieving their goals during the crucial first few weeks of tenure. Major topics include what motivates employees, mentally preparing for the supervisory role, negotiating with upper management, defining jobs, starting out right with your new employees, setting rules and performance expectations, and managing time. (more details)



Consolidated Federal Sector EEO Update 2004-2022
Consolidated EEO Update 2004-2022 By: Gilbert & Sumner
Price: $250.00
Sku: 22CEUP
Edition: 13th/2022
Availability: Summer 2022
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Updated annually, this comprehensive text digests notable Commission and federal court employment discrimination cases from 2003 through early 2022 and reviews EEO laws, regulations, guidance, and recent trends. Major topics include recent trends in the law; bases of discrimination; attorney fees; class actions; compensatory damages; appellate review; evidence; harassment; hearings; mixed cases; procedures; remedies; reprisal; settlement; and sexual harassment. (more details)




Covid-19 and Federal Sector Labor and Employment Law
Covid-19 and Federal Sector Labor and Employment Law, 2022 By: Bosland
Price: $225.00
Sku: 22CLEL
Edition: 1st/2022
Availability: Coming Soon (Summer 2022)
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This handbook provides detailed, up-to-date information on the federal government’s legal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it relates to the federal workforce. Major topics include Executive Order, guidance, regulations, and statues; remote work; leave; vaccinations and testing requirements and exceptions; reopening and return to work; workplace safety requirements; labor relations; COVID-19’s relationship to other laws; and caselaw developments. (more details)




Federal Employment Litigation Field Book
Federal Employment Litigation Field Book, 2022 By: Renn C. Fowler and Kevin L. Owens
Price: $225.00
Sku: 22FLFB
Edition: 1st/2022
Availability: COMING SOON (Summer 2022)
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Designed for all who work on conduct and performance issues and those who litigate cases, this book serves as a quick reference to federal employment litigation questions. Answers are provided in an easy to read and thorough manner. Major topics include building the case, the hearing, and EEOC and MSPB litigation. (more details)



Federal Sector Workers' Compensation
Federal Sector Workers' Compensation, 2022 By: Laws
Price: $275.00
Sku: 22FSWC
Edition: 7th/2022
Availability: COMING SOON (Summer 2022)
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The new seventh edition offers the most comprehensive reporting and commentary on all aspects of workers’ compensation issues in the federal sector. Major topics include an overview of the FECA, OWCP procedure, hearings, reconsideration, ECAB appeals, fact of injury, performance, causation, emotional conditions, medical evidence, continuation of pay, schedule awards, rehabilitation and reemployment, wage loss compensation, survivors’ benefits, medical benefits, representation and attorney fees, overpayments, third party liability, relationship between FECA and other laws. (more details)



MSPB Case Summaries
MSPB Case Summaries By: Broida & Davis
Price: $250.00
Sku: 22MSCS
Edition: 13th/2022
Availability: Coming Soon (Summer 2022)
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Updated annually, this encyclopedic guide condenses MSPB and Federal Circuit decisions from 1999 through early 2022 into concise, usable summaries. Cases are arranged by subject matter areas of Board jurisprudence and further categorized alphabetically. The MSPB Reference Materials free download and an index and table of cases rounds out this research tool. Major topics include adverse and performance actions, arbitration/collective bargaining issues, attorney fees, Board procedure, jurisdiction and judicial review, defenses, discrimination, evidence, harmful error, hearings, mitigation, PPPs, retirement, reemployment, remedies, RIFs, settlements, substantive offenses, timeliness, USERRA and VEOA. (more details)




MSPB Charges & Penalties
A Charging Manual
MSPB Charges & Penaltie By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $300.00
Sku: 22MSCP
Edition: 14th/2022
Availability: Spring 2022
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An annually-updated Dewey Best Seller. Using Board and Federal Circuit cases as examples, Charges & Penalties offers the most comprehensive analysis and authoritative advice on adverse actions, charge drafting, and penalty selection. Major topics include the basics of adverse actions and charges; causation; charge classification; specific, generic, and narrative charges; power charging; lesser-included offenses; charge interpretation; notice and due process; the conjunctive charge; indefinite suspensions and security-related charges; merging, selecting and drafting the charge; advice for proposing and deciding officials; the penalty; and charges and proof requirements. (more details)




The Complete Federal Supervisor's Guide to Human Resources Management
The Complete Federal Supervisor's Guide to Human Resources Management, 2022 By: Corum
Price: $160.00
Sku: 22FSHR
Edition: 2nd/2022
Availability: COMING SOON (Summer 2022)
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This newly updated comprehensive handbook on managing federal employees covers, from a supervisor's perspective, every important aspect of human resources management from hiring to firing. This book details the rules, strategies, and tactics that federal supervisors need including hiring the right people, structuring their jobs to best motivate them, managing their performance, maintaining discipline, and managing their time. Each chapter concludes with a summary and checklist for dealing with each issue. (more details)




Damages in Federal Sector Whistleblower Cases
Damages in Federal Sector Whistleblower Cases By: Fowler
Price: $225.00
Sku: 21DFSW
Edition: 1st/2021
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 11/12/2021)
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This new guide is a succinct analysis of decisions from AJs and MSPB or the Federal Circuit awarding damages in whistleblower cases. The guide includes an explanation of the Board’s authority to award damages in whistleblower cases. Each case analysis includes a description of controlling facts including the type of harm such as, pecuniary, emotional, distress, medical expenses, or losses in investments, and the amount awarded.(more details)



Settlement Forms
for MSPB and EEOC Federal Personnel Litigation
Settlement Forms for MSPB and EEOC By: Broida
Price: $160.00
Sku: 21SFME
Edition: 2nd/2014
ISBN: 978-1-956013-00-9
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 8/6/2021)
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Newly updated, this guide provides practice notes and examples of provisions that are grouped by settlement topics. Major settlement provision topics include access to and return of agency property and access to facilities, actions upon and consequences of breach, cancellation or rescission of action, conditions of ongoing employment, construction of agreement, disclosure and maintenance of information, enforcement, financial considerations for the appellant, future employment, introductory clauses, leave status, performance, promotion, substituted employment actions, termination of appeal, waiver of rights, and miscellaneous settlement terms. (more details)



Supervisor's Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Supervisor's Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 21LADR
Edition: 2nd/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-95-2; 1-941825-95-8
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 8/16/2021)
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This updated and expanded guide is an introductory text to the supervisory actions that employees can challenge, the avenues available for pursuing such challenges, and the tribunals responsible for hearing those challenges. Major topics include the basics of appeals and grievances, internal agency systems, external mechanisms, and actions that employees can challenge. (more details)



The Federal Supervisor’s Guide to Ethics, Rules, and Responsibilities
The Federal Supervisor’s Guide to Ethics, Rules, and Responsibilities By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 21ERR
Edition: 2nd/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-94-5; 1-941825-94-x
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 9/27/2021)
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Written for federal supervisors and managers, a Guide to Ethics, Rules, and Responsibilities details and explains the primary rules governing ethics. Major topics include sources of ethics rules; gifts; financial conflicts; impartiality; seeking employment; misuse of position, property, time, vehicles, information; outside activities; reporting wrongdoing; social media postings; post-employment; supervisory liability; and enforcement. (more details)




Adverse Actions and Performance-Based Actions
Process, Law and Cases, Guidance, and Pitfalls
Adverse Actions and Performance-Based Actions By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $160.00
Sku: 21AAPA
Edition: 2nd/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-84-6; 1-941825-84-2
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 1/13/2021)
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This text guides practitioners, HR specialists, and supervisors and managers through the complexities of adverse and performance-based actions with discussion of the governing statutes, regulations, and cases from the MSPB and Federal Circuit and practical advice, strategies, and best practices for navigating these disciplinary processes. Major topics include discussion of the Civil Service Reform Act, statutory and regulatory requirements of adverse actions, the agency’s administrative process in taking adverse actions, substantive rights in performance-based actions, and the agency’s administrative process in taking performance-based actions. (more details)



EEO for Federal Management
A Handbook for Managers, Supervisors, and HR and EEO Staffs
EEO for Federal Management By: Corum
Price: $100.00
Sku: 21EEFM
Edition: 1st/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-93-8; 1-941825-93-1
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 8/4/2021)
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EEO for Federal Management guides federal managers, supervisors, and HR and EEO Staffs through the intricacies of discrimination law and demystifies the potential impact of EEO laws on personnel management decisions. Major topics include nondiscrimination laws governing federal employees; prohibited categories and theories of discrimination; proving discrimination; the complaint process; dealing with complaints of nonselection, disciplinary actions, reprisal, and harassment; handling disability issues; EEO issues in common workplace situations; and settling EEO complaints.(more details)



Federal Sector Disability Discrimination Law Deskbook
Federal Sector Disability Discrimination Law Deskbook By: Gilbert & Sumner
Price: $250.00
Sku: 21DDLD
Edition: 8th/2021
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 9/15/2021)
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Updated with cases through mid-2021, the Disability Deskbook is an extensive compilation of cases interpreting the Rehabilitation Act, ADA, ADAAA, and other statutes and implementing regulations and covers all disability related topics. Major topics include who is covered under the ADA, specific impairments, major life activities, "regarded as having a disability," "qualified individual with a disability," reasonable accommodation, undue hardship, direct threat defense, and disability related inquiries. (more details)



Federal Sector Harassment Law
Federal Sector Harassment Law By: Natania Davis and Founding Author Ernest C. Hadley
Price: $225.00
Sku: 21FSHL
Edition: 2nd/2021
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 8/25/2021)
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Newly updated this valuable text provides comprehensive coverage of harassment law based on sex, race and color, religion, disability, national origin, age and reprisal. The history of harassment law is rooted in sexual harassment law and cases. Each chapter begins with that history and then explains what the law is today and how/if it differs for the various bases. (more details)



Labor Arbitration Practice for the Federal Sector
Labor Arbitration Practice for the Federal Sector By: Bosland
Price: $250.00
Sku: 21LAP
Edition: 3rd/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-99-0; 1-941825-99-0
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 8/25/2021)
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Labor Arbitration Practice for the Federal Sector is a comprehensive examination of the arbitration process and advocacy. With discussion of strategies and practice tips, this how-to guide assists union and management advocates. Major topics include advocate selection, case investigation and evaluation, arbitrator selection, case preparation, prehearing practice, witness selection and preparation, hearing specifics: opening statements, creating a record, witness testimony, direction examination, cross-examination, exhibits, and closing arguments, and post-award practice. (more details)



Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law
Principles of Federal Sector Arbitration Law By: Broida
Price: $250.00
Sku: 21POA
Edition: 7th/2021
ISBN: 978-1-941825-92-1; 1-941825-92-3
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 5/3/2021)
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This encyclopedic text features summaries of federal sector arbitration awards addressing significant issues and major arbitration principles from 1999 through 2020. Awards are arranged by topic. Principles includes a table cross-referencing arbitrators to the awards they have issued. Major topics include the nature of arbitration, the collective bargaining agreement, arbitrability, grievances, hearings, management rights, contract interpretation, common substantive arbitration topics, settlement, remedies, counsel fee and damages. (more details)




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