This morning, the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in an employment case. In it, the court vacated and remanded an arbitrator’s decision to remove the plaintiff from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Late yesterday and this morning, the court also released three nonprecedential orders, one transferring a case to a district court, one dismissing an appeal for untimeliness, and another also dismissing an appeal. Here is the introduction to the opinion, text from the transfer and dismissal for untimeliness, and a link to the other dismissal.

Williams v. Federal Bureau of Prisons (Precedential)

Jacquana Williams appeals an arbitrator’s final decision upholding her removal from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Because the arbitrator failed to properly analyze the Douglas factors, we vacate and remand.

Cheung v. Department of Veterans Affairs (Nonprecedential Order)

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Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1631, this case and all transmittals are transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Baker v. Merit Systems Protection Board (Nonprecedential Order)

On January 18, 2023, this court received a submission from Norma Maria Baker that was docketed as a petition to review the Merit Systems Protection Board’s March 15, 2022, final decision in Board No. NY-3443-22-0050-I-1 (the only matter identified in the petition). Responding to this court’s show cause order, the Board urges the court to dismiss as untimely. Ms. Baker has not responded.

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(1) The petition for review is dismissed.

(2) Each side shall bear its own costs.