Unpublished Dispositiongertrude C. Finnigan, Petitioner, v. Department of the Army, Respondent, 829 F.2d 43 (Fed. Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - 829 F.2d 43 (Fed. Cir. 1987) Aug. 19, 1987

Before DAVIS, NEWMAN and ARCHER, Circuit Judges.



The decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or Board), Docket No. DC07528610426, upholding petitioner's removal from her position with respondent, are affirmed.


Petitioner was a Management Analyst with the Department of the Army in Europe. She was removed for failure to abide by her rotation agreement and to return to the United States to fill a position there. She appealed to the MSPB and, after a hearing, the administrative judge sustained the removal. The full Board declined review.

We affirm on the basis of the initial decision of the administrative judge. The MSPB could properly find that (a) petitioner deliberately and unreasonably delayed fulfilling her rotation obligation and reporting back to the United States, (b) she had not made a prima facie showing of reprisal, and (c) the penalty of removal was appropriate for her offense.