Q & A Session – Recourse For Not Being Converted Under FCIP


Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.


With the new ruling on FCIP, does a former federal employee that is a veteran and was not converted under FCIP have any recourse? What recourse does a career conditional employee have that took a new job under FCIP and was not converted?


FCIP employees who are not converted to competitive status have no recourse unless they can show illegal discrimination or retaliation because of whistleblowing activities.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.

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Debra Roth

Debra L. Roth is a partner at the law firm Shaw Bransford & Roth, a federal employment law firm in Washington, D.C. She is general counsel to the Senior Executives Association and the Federal Managers Association, host of the “FEDtalk” program on Federal News Radio, and a regular contributor to Federal News Radio’s “Federal Drive” morning show. Email your legal questions to lawyer@federaltimes.com.

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