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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