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Subcategories: Litigation | Settlement and ADR | Remedies | Leave and HR Related Topics
Charges, Penalties, and Adverse Actions


MSPB Case Summaries (.pdf download)
20MSCS
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By: Broida & Davis
Price: $250.00
Sku: PDF20MSCS
Edition: 11th/2020
ISBN: 978-1-941825-77-8; 1-941825-77-X
Availability: IN-STOCK (7/9/2020)
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Format: PDF ebook download with optional CD/USB backups or softcover book, or click here for the softcover only

Updated annually, this encyclopedic guide condenses MSPB and Federal Circuit decisions from 1999 through early 2020 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 (.pdf download)
A Charging Manual
20MSCP
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By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $275.00
Sku: PDF20MSCP
Edition: 12th/2020
ISBN: 978-1-941825-76-1
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 7/2/2020)
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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)




A Guide to Merit Systems Protection Board Law and Practice (.pdf download)
20MSPB
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By: Broida
Price: $725.00
Sku: PDF20MSPB
Edition: 37th/2020
ISBN: 1–941825–73-7; 978-1-941825-73-0
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 5/7/2020)
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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)




A Guide to the Whistleblower Protection Act and Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act
20WPA
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By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $275.00
Sku: 20WPA
Edition: 3rd/2020
ISBN: 978-1-941825-80-8
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 9/29/2020)
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With practice tips, this guide sorts the laws and procedures related to whistleblower reprisal. The guide includes in depth discussion of the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, noteworthy cases, and the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-19). Major topics include legislative history and sources of law; OSC operations; corrective and disciplinary actions; IRAs and otherwise appealable actions; grievances and whistleblower reprisal claims; stays; burdens of proof; qualifying disclosures; prima facie cases and contributing factor analysis; clear and convincing evidence; remedies, damages and relief; administrative and judicial review; and intelligence community whistleblower protections. (more details)




Reduction in Force
A Practical Guide
Reduction in Force (2017) By: Fowler
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17RIF
Edition: 1st/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-44-0; 1-941825-44-3
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 09/07/17)
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RIFs will be the new “furloughs.” An understanding of RIFs is necessary to avoid mistakes. Employees, HR officials, agency counsels, and employee representatives will use this easy-to-use, yet comprehensive guide to master the regulations, statutes, and case law. Major topics include competitive levels and competitive areas, retention registers, bump and retreat rights, severance pay and DSRs, veterans preference, and demotion and termination appeals(more details).




Discovery Practice before the MSPB
16DPMB.jpg By: Tuck
Price: $125.00
Sku: 16DPMB
Edition: 3rd/2016
ISBN: 978-1-941825-19-8; 1-941825-19-2
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 04/5/16)
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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)




Due Process in Adverse and Performance-Based Actions
Due Process in Adverse and Performance-Based Actions (2017) By: Fowler
Price: $225.00
Sku: 17DPAP
Edition: 2nd/2017
ISBN: 978-1-941825-30-3 ; 1-941825-30-3
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 1/30/17)
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This guide provides everything needed in dealing with procedural and due process issues. Major topics include due process and the statutory scheme; liberty and property and what’s due; the Stone, Ward Criteria, Analytical Model; ex parte communication; Stone, Ward factors in actual practice; agency investigations—constitutional concerns; due process and the agency process; the Ward model—due process and harmful error; due process—security clearances, base bars. (more details)




Darshan Sheth on Representing Agencies Before OSC
Civil Service Advocacy Series
15SOSC.jpg By: Sheth
Price: $125.00
Sku: 15SOSC
Edition: 1st/2015
ISBN: 978-1-941825-15-0; 1-941825-15-X
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 09/18/15)
Samples: Workbook Table of Contents
Format: 1hr 7min .mp4 video on CD-ROM, workbook, and optional 25% off A Guide to the Whistleblower Protection Act and Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Darshan Sheth presents this video training course on representing agencies before the OSC. Major topics include: agencies’ obligations to cooperate with OSC investigations, responding to OSC requests for information, handling informal and formal stay requests, representation at OSC interviews, dealing with reports of prohibited personnel practices, negotiating settlements, safeguarding confidential materials, disciplinary actions, and handling recommendations for systemic corrective actions. (more details)




MSPB Discovery Forms for Agency Representatives
(2004) MSPB Discovery Forms Book for Agency Representatives
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By: Broida
Price: $100.00 On Sale! $60.00
Sku: 04MSDF
Edition: 1st/2004
ISBN: 1-932612-26-2
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Drawing from actual cases, this quick reference offers discovery samples to guide agency representatives through litigation before the MSPB. Major topics include definitions, instructions, interrogatories, document requests, and request for admissions. (more details)



Litigating Federal Sector Employment and Labor Law Disputes
02LLLD-CD.jpg By: Fowler & Kaplan
Price: $55.00
Sku: 02LLLD
Edition: 1st/2002
ISBN: 1-878810-76-6
Availability: Print version is out-of-stock. No current plans to reprint.
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Format: downloadable .pdf eBook (+ optional backup CD)

A Dewey classic, this comprehensive handbook provides advice and strategies for mastering administrative litigation before the MSPB, EEOC, FLRA, and in arbitration. Major topics include explanation of venues, initial investigation and planning, filing and answering appeals, formal and paper discovery, taking and defending depositions, motion practice, pretrial filings, hearings, closing statements, direct and cross examination, objections and evidentiary matters, writing, remedies, settlement, arbitration, enforcement, and ethical considerations. (more details)



Motions Practice before the MSPB and the EEOC
(1998) Motions Practice before the MSPB and the EEOC By: Hadley & Tuck
Price: $80.00
Sku: 98MPME
Edition: 1st/1998
ISBN: 1-878810-48-0
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Prehearing and post-hearing motions, as well as rules of motion practice are studied in this practical and helpful guidebook. The authors examine motions presented to the Board and the Commission separately, paying special consideration to how to most effectively use motions for the desired result. Major topics include federal rules of civil procedure and basic, pre- and post-hearing motion practice before the Merit Systems Protection Board and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (more details)



EEOC and MSPB Litigation (download)
04EML.jpg By: Broida, Hadley, Gilbert & Wiley
Price: $80.00
Sku: 04EAML
Edition: 1st/2004
ISBN: 0-9729852-6-3
Format: download (.zip file containing executable) + optional 2 CD-ROM backup

Whether practicing before the EEOC or the MSPB, this training software explores and dissects each step of the litigation process. From pre-discovery to closing arguments, the speakers detail what practitioners before the Board and Commission need to know. (more details)



Winning at the Merit Systems Protection Board (.pdf download)
A Step-By-Step Handbook for Federal Agency Supervisors, Managers, Lawyers, and Personnel Officials
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.pdf eBook download
By: Ashner
Price: $55.00
Sku: 02WAMS
Edition: 1st/2002
ISBN: 1-878810-74-X
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Format: eBook (.pdf) download + optional backup CD-ROM

Winning at the MSPB covers everything necessary to initiate employment actions and build a winning case before the MSPB and is a valuable resource to any agency supervisor or manager, personnel advisor, and representative. Major topics include jurisdiction, timeliness, whistleblower reprisal, USERRA/VEOA, mixed cases, evidence, adverse action procedures, selecting and drafting charges, nexus, selecting and defending the penalty, performance-based actions, affirmative defenses, appeal responses, proper parties, prehearing practice, settlement, the hearing, decision and review, and remedies. (more details)



Agency Advocacy Before the MSPB and EEOC
97AAME.jpg By: Fowler & Holzman
Price: $25.00
Sku: 97AAME
Edition: 1st/1997
Format: .mp3 download + optional audio CDs

This training course is written and narrated by two seasoned agency advocates who offer their experience, analysis, and advice to agency representatives on how to effectively advocate before the MSPB or EEOC. (more details)



MSPB: Litigation Techniques
95MSLT.jpg By: Broida, Levinson & Kastner
Price: $25.00
Sku: 95MBLT
Edition: 1st/1995
Format: .mp3 download + optional audio CDs

This audio course is a three-hour narration of MSPB practice and procedure. Instruction is offered by two seasoned practitioners and a former MSPB Chairman. (more details)





The Art of Advocacy
What to Do and How to Do It Before the MSPB and Arbitrators
11AOA.jpg By: Fowler & Vitaro
Price: $160.00
Sku: 11AOA
Edition: 1st/2011
ISBN: 978-1-934651-53-7
Availability: IN-STOCK (released 10/13/11)
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Format: Softcover book and/or PDF eBook sent on CD or USB stickor click here for the downloadable version

The Art of Advocacy is a thorough, yet concise, instructional text on effective advocacy before the MSPB and arbitrators. Major topics include the basics and importance of advocacy, Board and arbitration practice fundamentals, proof requirements, preappeal advocacy, discovery, motion practice, direct and cross examination, oral and written advocacy, and settlements. (more details)



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