Debra Roth

Night falls at the the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with the deadline to fund the government approaching. Republicans in the Senate are poised to stall a must-pass funding bill as they force a debate on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal employee disputes sit in limbo as MSPB nominees await confirmation

Appeals to MSPB have fallen to the wayside as the board has operated without the appointees needed to run its quorum.

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - Light from the morning sun illuminates the Senate side of the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2021. The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday to void a Biden administration regulation that requires businesses with 100 or more workers have their workers vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A history of the Merit Systems Protection Board and its relevance today

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Whistleblower Protection – Where We Stand 243 Years After the First Whistleblower Law

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Four Days in 50 Minutes: A Remote Recap of WIFLE’s 2020 Conference

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Lack of quorum hits 3-year mark at MSPB, with no clear end in sight

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Long Term Planning and Supplemental Insurance Options for Feds

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Understanding Border Security from the Front Lines

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An inside look at whistleblowing

Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday for a fascinating look into the federal whistleblowing process.  Joining host Debra Roth will be the founders of Whistleblower…

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VA’s struggles with MSPB open door for SES oversight changes

Senior leaders at the Veterans Affairs Department say the bill that was supposed to help them hold agency senior executives more accountable isn’t working….

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Debra Roth: A Hatch Act refresher for feds

‘Tis the season. Election season that is. And that means it’s time to brush up on the Hatch Act. The 1939 law prohibits certain federal employees from engaging in some forms of political activity. But does it apply to you? In this week’s Legal Loop, Debra Roth, a partner at the law firm Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some tips for how to stay out of trouble at work during election season.

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