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  • How EEOC Complaints Work
    How EEOC Complaints Work

    If you plan to file a formal complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) , you will need to do so within 15 days after you have been given notice from your EEO Counselor ...

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  • What Are My Rights as a Whistleblower?
    What Are My Rights as a Whistleblower?

    A person is considered a "whistleblower" if they report a violation of the law by their employer. There are legal protections in place to help protect the rights of workers who report their employer’s ...

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  • What You Should & Shouldn't See on a Performance Improvement Plan
    What You Should & Shouldn't See on a Performance Improvement Plan

    Federal places of employments, such as agencies and political offices, typically set strict standards and expectations for employees. Any consistent or egregious deviation from the expectations could ...

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  • Under What Circumstances Would I File a Complaint with the OSC?
    Under What Circumstances Would I File a Complaint with the OSC?

    Federal employees encountering questionable behavior and actions on part of their superiors and supervisors, and even their coworkers can often wonder how to set things right. Many know that the ...

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  • Can MSPB Award Punitive Damages?
    Can MSPB Award Punitive Damages?

    The Merit Systems Protection Board ( MSPB ) is tasked with reviewing appeals filed for discrimination, whistleblowing retaliation , and various forms of Prohibited Personnel Practice within federal ...

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  • 5 of the Most Common Employment Complaints
    5 of the Most Common Employment Complaints

    Employers have the responsibility of always following state- and federal-level employment laws and regulations, as well as taking reasonable steps to ensure their employees do as well. When the ...

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