October 2016
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Nepotism Warning

Monday, October 10, 2016

In the federal civil service, an official is not permitted to appoint, employ, promote, or advocate the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of any individual who is a relative. In other words, nepotism is prohibited. Unfortunately, a recent report from the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) uncovered multiple examples of the practice taking place.


"Nepotism is a serious offense that can damage the effectiveness of an agency's operations and cause severe harm to t

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