Federal Government Employment
Federal employees have a unique set of grievance and appeal opportunities. With regard to terminations or removal decisions, many federal employees may be eligible to file an appeal before the Merit Systems Protection Board.
With regard to discrimination complaints, the Federal sector implements its own EEO process that is different and distinct from the process utilized by state and private sector employees. Under the Federal EEO process, claims must be initiated within much tighter deadlines, and employees usually proceed through an Administrative Hearings process before they take cases to Court. Additionally, some Federal employees, such as Postal Service workers, may have alternative grievance rights under a union collective bargaining agreement.