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12 Prohibited Federal Employee Personnel Practices

Twelve prohibited personnel practices, including reprisal for whistleblowing, are defined by law at § 2302(b) of title 5 of the United States Code (U.S.C.). A personnel action (such as an appointment, promotion, reassignment, or suspension) may need to be involved for a prohibited personnel practice to occur. Generally stated, § 2302(b) provides that a federal employee authorized to take, direct others to take, recommend or approve any personnel action may not: 1. discriminate against an employee or applicant based on race,...

Government Credit Card Misuse Could Lead To Firing

"Disciplinary actions should include dismissal, as appropriate." Those words are part of a memo from the Office of Management and Budget just released, which spells out potential penalties that could be imposed on federal employees who misuse government credit cards under a law passed last year. Penalties developed as part of the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act were developed jointly by agency charge card management personnel and human resources components. The memo also stated that penalties "will include salary...

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