Your law office - The AFGE General Counsel’s Office (GCO).
Since 2005, AFGE’s GCO attorneys have handled close to 1,000 cases and won half a billion of dollars in back pay for our members.
We take several kinds of administrative cases, such as removals, suspensions, reductions in grade, reductions in pay, and furloughs – cases that will be brought to arbitration, the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB), or other review boards where both back pay and attorney’s fees are available.
Cases that involve solely unlawful discrimination issues such as age, race, sex, religion, disability, national origin and retaliation to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) process should be referred to AFGE’s Departments of Women and Fair Practices. GCO does, however, accept mixed cases involving a discrimination claim together with other disciplinary issues if brought directly to arbitration or the MSPB, not the EEOC.
If we accept your case, AFGE’s Legal Representation Fund will pay for the attorney’s travel, lodging and per diem. And if we win the case and collect attorney’s fees, the Council or Local will be reimbursed for the arbitrator’s fee up to $3,000 per case.
Contact your local officers if you have a case you want GCO's help with!