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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)
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)
An introductory discourse on MSPB practice, MSPB Basics covers seminal Board and Federal Circuit decisions, Board processes and litigation from the initial appeal through PFR, and relevant regulations. Major topics include an overview of the Board, filing an appeal, the agency’s response and preliminary motions, discovery and motion practice, discrimination, pre-hearing practice, hearing, settlement, whistleblower claims, petitions for review, and significant decisions of the Board. (more details)
For the benefit of agency representatives, this introductory, yet thorough discourse on MSPB practice covers seminal Board and Federal Circuit decisions, Board processes and litigation from the initial appeal through PFR, and regulations. Major topics include Board overview, agency appeal response, discovery, motions practice, settlement, discrimination issues, prehearing procedures, hearings, petition for review, counsel fee petitions, relationships with the judge, opposing counsel and pro se appellants, research, and significant decisions of the Board. (more details)
Best of the Board is a compilation of the seminal MSPB and Federal Circuit cases from 1978 to the present. Subject matter expert, Peter Broida, details the essence of each case followed by a reproduction of that salient portion of the case text. Major topics include efficiency of the service standard, board decisional processes, evidence, charges and penalties, agency decisional errors, affirmative defenses, unusual jurisdictional issues, settlements, and attorney fees. (more details)
A review of the laws, regulations, statutes, and caselaw governing the federal government’s Senior Executive Service. Major topics include the history and structure of the SES, qualifications, recruitment, candidate development, selection, oversight and probation, appointments, compensation, executive development, reassignments, details and transfers, performance appraisals, awards, removal of probationers for unacceptable performance, misconduct, RIFs, moratoriums, leave, and reinstatement. (more details)
This guide closely examines security clearance law and procedures, offering representatives a comprehensive analysis of case law, directives, adjudicative guidelines, regulations and statutes. 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)