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Applicant v. Office of Personnel Management

Our client retained us after learning that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) had concerns about her suitability for federal employment. Our client worked for the federal sector for many years before landing a job at the Social Security Administration. While there, she was accused of improper use of government systems when she used the systems to locate old friends and acquaintances. Our client was reprimanded by her supervisor. Months later, she found new employment and moved across the country. But shortly after beginning her new job, OPM raised suitability concerns based on her failure to disclose that she left SSA under unfavorable circumstances.

We submitted a comprehensive reply, arguing that our client did not believe her separation to be unfavorable, and that she had planned for months  to move across the country. OPM agreed, and issued a favorable suitability determination.

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