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Best of the Board
By: Broida
Price: $80.00 On Sale! $72.00
Edition: 1st/2009
ISBN: 1-934651-11-7
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(2009) Best of the Board

Written by Peter Broida, a long time practitioner before the Board, a lecturer on MSPB practice, and an author of comprehensive treatises on MSPB law and procedure, Best of the Board is a research tool containing Mr. Broida’s commentary on the essence of the case holding and followed by that salient portion of the case text. This primer offers a description of the steps of the appellate process and an understanding of the most significant decisions issued since 1978 through 2009 by the Board and by the Federal Circuit in cases involving, adverse actions, performance-based cases, reduction-in-force appeals, enforcement petitions, and counsel fee determinations. Best of the Board is a good introduction to the basics of Board operations and is well-suited for use by agency and appellants’ attorneys, employee relations specialists and human relations specialists, union representatives, and others who may be required to practice before the Board and need basic training on:

  • The Efficiency of the Service Standard—governing statutory and case law
  • Board Decisional Processes—reporting of seminal decisions on timeliness, dismissal, jurisdiction, pro se appellants, hearing location, videoconferencing and telephonic hearings, and sanctions
  • Evidence in Board Cases—hearsay, medical evidence, polygraphs, and credibility analysis
  • Charges and Penalties—mitigation, nexus, unified penalties, security clearance issues, and threats
  • Agency Decisional Errors—harmful error and due process
  • Affirmative Defenses—discrimination and reprisal
  • Unusual Jurisdiction Issues—probationary terminations, indefinite suspensions, constructive adverse actions, enforced leave, whistleblowing, and arbitration review
  • Settlements—enforceable agreements requirements and last chance agreements
  • Attorney Fees—including awards

Also includes a detailed table of contents, preface, and introduction.

Available as a softcover book and/or a PDF file with many useful features delivered on a CD-ROM, USB Flash Drive, or download. Hyperlinks allow the reader to move quickly between the Table of Contents and the corresponding portions of the text. Internal hyperlinks serve as a cross-reference feature within the text.

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