The federal agency proves this charge against federal employees by preponderant evidence, by establishing the following elements:
These types of charges arise when an employee is in a position requiring a security clearance or access to sensitive information, but the security clearance is revoked or is found ineligible to serve in a noncritical sensitive position, so that the employee is no longer able to satisfy the condition of her employment.
When it comes to security clearances, the MSPB has noted that the charges are fairly straight forward. Because of the national security related policies, employees cannot challenge the reasons underlying the agency’s revocation of the clearance, and employees are extremely restricted in raising their defenses. In some instances, the agency has first indefinitely suspended the employee, pending a final revocation decision.
The federal employee attorneys at Melville Johnson, P.C. are highly experienced in MSPB matters such as these, and are willing and able to assist you in your federal employment legal matters. Call or message us today to discuss your claim and learn how we can assist you.
 Dept.of Navy v. Egan, 484 U.S. 518 (1988).