July 2019 (Chicago)
Client receives notice of proposed removal for alleged misconduct. Client is a police officer with the Department of Veterans Affairs. A written response is prepared on client’s behalf and in oral reply is conducted with the deciding official.
The deciding official mitigates the proposed removal to a 21-day suspension. An appeal to the MSPB is prepared and filed on client’s behalf. During litigation in the discovery phase of the appeal, the agency completely rescinds the 21-day suspension. Client returns the full duty and receives all back pay he is entitled to.