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COURT-ORDERED BENEFITS

WHAT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIVIDING FEDERAL RETIREMENT AND OTHER BENEFITS DURING DIVORCE

Kimberly H. Berry — Court-Ordered Benefits

Attorney Kimberly H. Berry discusses issues pertaining to court orders that award retirement and other benefits to former spouses of retired federal employees in the January 2018 issue of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) magazine.

DIVORCE AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT BENEFITS

Kimberly H. Berry — Court-Ordered Benefits

Federal employees and their spouses should be aware of the special rules governing federal retirement benefits while negotiating the terms of their divorce.

DISCRIMINATION AND EEO

HOW DO EMPLOYEES PROVE A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT?

John V. Berry — Discrimination and EEO

Hostile Work Environment claims for employees are discussed in this article.

CHANGES TO EMPLOYMENT SEXUAL ORIENTATION LAWS AND ENFORCEMENT

John V. Berry — Discrimination and EEO

Until the last few years, employees had very few, if any, protections from discrimination in the workplace due to their sexual orientation. However, there have been some significant changes to sexual orientation discrimination laws and enforcement in recent years.

FEDERAL ERRONEOUS RETIREMENT COVERAGE CORRECTIONS ACT (FERCCA)

COULD YOU BE IN THE WRONG FEDERAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM?

Kimberly H. Berry — Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act (FERCCA)

Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act (FERCCA) errors can arise when a federal employee experiences a break in service, especially during the mid-1980s when the Federal Employees Retirement Systems (FERS) plan was created.

CREDITABLE SERVICE

REDEPOSIT ISSUES AFFECTING FEDERAL EMPLOYEE ANNUITANTS

Kimberly H. Berry — Creditable Service

Former federal employees who retire prior to reaching the minimum retirement age or required length of service and withdraw from their retirement contributions based on misinformation can potentially redeposit their retirement contributions.

FEDERAL ADVERSE AND DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

REPRESENTING FEDERAL EMPLOYEES IN MISCONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS

John V. Berry — Federal Adverse and Disciplinary Actions

The importance of hiring a federal employment attorney for federal employee investigations

RESPONDING TO PROPOSED DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

John V. Berry — Federal Adverse and Disciplinary Actions

When federal employees receive proposed disciplinary actions, there are a number of important issues that they must consider before submitting a response.

INDEFINITE SUSPENSION FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

John V. Berry — Federal Adverse and Disciplinary Actions

Federal employees facing indefinite suspension without pay must be provided with a written notice, an opportunity to respond, and due process.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PLANS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

John V. Berry — Federal Adverse and Disciplinary Actions

Federal employees facing a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) should take the process very seriously.

THE DOUGLAS FACTOR DEFENSE FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

John V. Berry — Federal Adverse and Disciplinary Actions

One of the most important areas in defending federal employees in agency disciplinary and adverse action cases involves arguing the application of the Douglas factors.

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