Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Special Counsel v. Ross, 34 M.S.P.R. 197 (1987), Ross was the Personnel Officer and Catledge reported to her as a Personnel Management Specialist. At the request of the director of the facility, they worked to hire a particular applicant, first by tailoring the position description to fit the applicant’s qualifications and then by discouraging or otherwise removing the more qualified applicants from consideration. The Board ordered the employing agency to reduce Ross by one grade and Catledge by two grades for a minimum of one year.