This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in an employment case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. The opinion addresses issues related to the Board’s analysis for government employee removal. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

Moreno v. Department of the Interior (Nonprecedential)

Petitioner Leitisha Moreno appeals the Merit Systems Protection Board’s decision affirming the Department of the Interior’s action removing her from her position due to unauthorized absence. Because we conclude that the Board failed to provide a proper analysis of the Douglas factors, we vacate and remand the Board’s decision.