February 2015 MSPB
In 2010, a Federal law enforcement Special Agent (DEA) receives proposal to be removed from federal service for alleged misconduct. Matter proceeds to MSPB hearing. The initial decision affirms the agency removal. An appeal to the full MSPB Board, results in the removal being CANCELLED for violating the Agent’s due process. Client is returned to duty, receives full back pay and attorney’s fees. The agency initiates a subsequent proposal to remove the agent for the same alleged misconduct. After nearly 3 years and pursuant to the written response and oral reply with the deciding official, the removal is RESCINDED and client receives a small period of suspension. Client returns to full duty.