If you are a federal employee who has been subject to investigation and have received a proposed disciplinary action, our attorneys of The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, PLLC want to help you respond. This is a critical circumstance, and it is essential you plan your next few steps accordingly. As a federal employee in this particular situation, you may be facing demotion, suspension, termination, or any other disciplinary action--all of which our legal team wants to help you avoid.
You are entitled to submitting a response once you have received a proposed disciplinary action, and this response can dictate your future, reputation, and career. If there are any deadlines stated within any of the documents, it is crucial you adhere to them as these set dates are quite strict. You may be asked to either submit an oral or written response, and you will also have the chance to request any evidentiary materials that are being used against you.
If you submit a written response, you should address all of the allegations that are being raised against you, as well as a highlight of any proven records of positive work performance. In this written response, you will refute and deny any charges you are facing. The most important thing to do in your written response is to request an oral response, as it is much easier for a negative decision to be made against you if the deciding officer can’t physically see you or hear your voice.
If you submit an oral response, you should be as straightforward as possible, keeping it anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. Do not read from your written response--instead, highlight the main points and be prepared to answer any questions presented to you. Remember to remain as open and honest as possible, as coming off defensive will only make you look worse.
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If you are in need of an attorney who can advise you on the best course of action to take regarding your particular situation, look no further than the legal team at The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, PLLC. We can help you respond accordingly, depending on the details of your proposed disciplinary action. Don’t face this difficult time alone--allow our attorneys to lead you through the process with ease.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (202) 759-7780.