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By Debra Roth

Q & A Session – Inadequate Documentation of Personnel Actions

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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.

Q:

I was detailed from my current position for over 6 months without any explanation as to why. I am now in the process of returning to my position. No explanation as to this change was provided either. As a federal employee, do my supervisors have an obligation to inform me about my being detailed?

A:

In theory, yes. What happened to you happens frequently and there is little recourse to remedy the poor practice of inadequate documentation of personnel actions. 

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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