Federal employees have special rights. If you are a Federal employee and you receive a proposed suspension of more than 14 days, a reduction in pay, a demotion, or a removal, you have the right to an oral and written reply to the proposal. If your Agency takes the threatened action, you may appeal it within 30 days to the Merit Systems Protection Board. The Agency must prove its case for the action against you to remain in force.

If you have a discrimination complaint, you must contact the EEO counselor at your Agency within 45 days to file an informal complaint. As a Government employee, your employer may violate the U.S. Constitution if it improperly suppresses your right to free speech, or takes away your job without Due Process. You may have concerns about a security clearance, or disability retirement, or any of the many other unique issues in Federal workplaces.