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Prohibited Personnel Practices

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Prohibited personnel practices (PPP) are a range of activities which a federal employer cannot engage in when dealing with employees. These practices fall under general categories, such as discrimination, coerced political activity, retaliation against employees for engaging in protected activities such as whistleblowing, violation of federal laws, rules, or regulations that implement merit system principles, or hiring offenses, such as nepotism, unauthorized preferences, and other practices that violate the merit system.

If you have been subjected to any type of prohibited personnel practice as a federal employee, it is important that you seek professional legal assistance from a DC federal employment law attorney at Solomon Law Firm, PLLC. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is authorized to investigate and prosecute claims of PPP. With the help of an experienced attorney at the firm, you can seek legal recourse against any instance of the 12 prohibited personnel practices under U.S. Code.

12 Types of Prohibited Personnel Practices

  • Discrimination, based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, handicap, marital status, or political association
  • Consideration of Employment Recommendations based on factors unrelated to personal knowledge or personnel records
  • Coercing political activity
  • Willful obstruction or deceit against anyone competing for a job
  • Influencing anyone to withdraw from competition for a job to improve or injure the prospects of another job applicant
  • Granting preference or advantage to a job applicant that is not authorized by law, rule, or regulation
  • Nepotism, such as hiring or advocating for a relative
  • Retaliation for whistleblowing activities
  • Taking personnel action against someone (or failing to do so) because they have made an appeal, complaint, or grievance
  • Discrimination based on personal conduct which has nothing to do with job performance
  • Personnel action or the lack of it which would violate a veteran's preference requirement
  • Personnel action or the lack of it which violates merit system principles

If you believe you have been subjected to any of the above practices, it is crucial that you get the experienced legal help you need from a Washington DC federal employment lawyer at the firm immediately.

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