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.
How is seniority determined within the federal civil service?
“Seniority” as a concept applies mostly to what unions and management have worked out in a collective bargaining agreement. There is also some limited reduction in force applicability. But, for the most part, “seniority” in and of itself does not result in special entitlements.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.
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