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What are Prohibitive Personnel Practices?

Adapted from 2301 (b) of the title 5 U.S.C.

  • Illegally discriminate for or against any employee/applicant
  • Solicit or consider improper employment recommendations
  • Coerce an employee’s political activity
  • Obstruct a person’s right to compete for employment
  • Influence any person to withdraw from competition for a position
  • Give unauthorized preference or improper advantage
  • Employ or promote a relative
  • Retaliate against a whistleblower, whether an employee or applicant
  • Retaliate against employees or applicants for filing an appeal
  • Unlawfully discriminate for off duty conduct
  • Knowingly violate veterans’ preference requirements
  • Violate any law, rule, or regulation which implements or directly concerns the merit principles