MSPB Discovery Forms For Agency Representatives provides samples of written discovery to help agency officials fully develop defenses and evidence concerning the remedy demanded. The discovery forms are taken from actual litigation in which agencies effectively used discovery in appeals before the MSPB. Sample interrogatories, document requests, requests for admissions, instructions, and definitions are all topically classified by the principal types of cases within the jurisdiction of the MSPB.
Agency representatives use this book to generate ideas for drafting:
Definitions—including examples of the definitions that typically precede written discovery
Instructions—including examples of the instructions that typically precede written discovery
Interrogatories—including those relating to absences, classification/appointment/duties/constructive demotions, compensatory damages, defenses, discrimination, factual disputes, medical issues, penalties, performance, RIFs, reprisal, witnesses, and more
Document Requests—including those relating to attorney fees, damages, discrimination, evidence, exhibits, medical issues, performance, and more
Requests for Admissions—including those relating to absences, conduct, discrimination, performance, and reprisal
A Dewey classic, Discovery Practice Before the MSPB is now in its third edition, offering comprehensive instruction on oral and written discovery before the MSPB, and includes samples of discovery materials, a detailed examination of discovery procedure, relevant case citations, MSPB regulations, and more, to help maximize discovery and better prepare for litigation. Major topics include non-discovery tools for obtaining information, sample instructions, depositions, interrogatories, requests for documents, physical and mental exams, requests for admissions, motions to compel, how to protect against discovery, and sanctions. (more details)
This popular title guides practitioners through discovery practice before the MSPB with forms, pertinent MSPB regulations, MSPB guidance issued to its judges, case law citations, relevant Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and samples of discovery requests and related motions.
MSPB Discovery Forms For Agency Representatives provides samples of written discovery to help agency officials fully develop defenses and evidence concerning the remedy demanded. The discovery forms are taken from actual litigation in which agencies effectively used discovery in appeals before the MSPB.
Peter Broida presents this video training course on MSPB practice. Each purchase includes Mr. Broida’s lecture (.mp4 video file sent on a DVD); workbook with reference materials, course notes–outline, and selected cases; and a bibliography. Major MSPB advocacy topics include organization and jurisdiction of the Board; developing the record; litigation management; appeal timeliness; gathering information; MSPB appeals process; motions practice; discovery; prehearing orders, submissions, conferences, and summaries; cases decided without a hearing; hearing preparations; hearings; petitions for review and judicial review; and settlement. (more details)
Settlement Forms for MSPB and EEOC Federal Personnel Litigation 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)
In two 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)
Updated annually, this encyclopedic guide condenses MSPB and Federal Circuit decisions from 1999 through early 2018 into concise, useable summaries. Cases are arranged by subject matter areas of Board jurisprudence and further categorized alphabetically. The MSPB Reference Materials CD and a 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)
A Dewey Best Seller. Charges & Penalties offers the most comprehensive analysis and authoritative advice on adverse actions, charge drafting, and penalty selection by using Board and Federal Circuit cases as examples. 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)