April 2015 MSPB


In 2014, a Federal Air Marshal (FAM) with the Department of Homeland Security was proposed to be removed for alleged misconduct. Following the submission of a written response and conducting the oral reply with the deciding official, the agency affirmed the proposed removal and terminated the FAM. The removal was appealed to the MSPB (Chicago regional office) challenging the removal. During the litigation process, the agency completely RESCINDED the removal and substituted a letter of reprimand. Client received back pay and was returned to full duty.