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James48843
03-11-2010, 07:37 PM
Federal Employees Have Less than 2% Chance of Success Before MSPB Judges (http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/2010/03/articles/legislation/federal-employees-have-less-than-2-chance-of-success-before-mspb-judges/)

Posted on March 11, 2010 by David Colapinto (http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/2007/11/promo/services/david-k-colapinto/)


New MSPB case statistics have implications for pending whistleblower legislation.


Things just keep getting worse for federal employees and whistleblowers who challenge adverse actions taken by federal employers. Charlotte Yee recently posted on the Government Accountability Is A Citizen’s Responsibility blog (http://www.civilservicechange.org/?p=2347) the official Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Fiscal Year 2008 (Oct. 2007 – Sept. 2008) statistics for all non-benefit cases decided by MSPB administrative judges. The results are, once again, astoundingly biased in favor of the federal employers.

The MSPB judges ruled in favor of employees a total of 1.7% of the time out of a total caseload of 4,698 cases nationwide.

In other words, if you are a federal employee and have a whistleblower reprisal claim or otherwise challenge serious discipline or a termination before the MSPB you have more than a 97% chance of losing your case (even after factoring in the cases that settle).

More: http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/

WorkFE
03-11-2010, 07:46 PM
I've had several friends ask me about "what should I do" I never discourage them from doing what they feel is right I just remind them it is an uphill battle. Tough to beat the boss.

James48843
03-11-2010, 08:10 PM
I've had several friends ask me about "what should I do" I never discourage them from doing what they feel is right I just remind them it is an uphill battle. Tough to beat the boss.

I always tell them to do the right thing.

You can never go wrong, if you do the right thing.

You may lose your job, true. But even if you do- you can live with yourself for standing up for principle and doing what is right.

Long after those other people are gone, you have to live with yourself and your moral principles. If you always do what is right, you can always look yourself in the eye and be proud of what you see.

WorkFE
03-11-2010, 08:19 PM
True, basically the same message but what is frivalous to some is not to others. Some people have a hard time being objective when it involves themselves. I know I do unless it's one of those one on one meetings between me and I.:D

Have a good evening James.