The legal office provides interpretations of policies and regulations affecting personnel issues.
Frequent inquiries are regarding:
Guidelines which clarify the right of religous expression in the Federal work place apply to all civil executive branch agencies, officials and employees of the Federal Government.
These guidelines are based on the general principle that agencies treat all employees with the same respect and consideration regardless of their religion.
The Center Director or designee must approve use of alcohol in conjunction with any social activity at the Center. GPD 1590.20.
It is NASA Glenn Research Center's policy to recognize jury duty as an important civic responsibility. Accordingly, NASA seeks deferral of jury service for it employees only in cases of real necessity.
A request for jury deferral must be initiated by an employee's management and accompanied by a complete statement of work related reason which make the deferral absolutely necessary. Requests must be accompained by the orginal copy of the summons and evidence that the employee's directorate head has reviewed and concurred with the jury deferral request.
Full time employees who receive a proper summons for jury duty generally are entitled to court leave with pay. Additionally, it is your obligation to obtain a certificate of attendance as a juror from the court and turn over any compensations paid to you by the court to the Government.
As stated in Title 14 CFR part 1263, if a Glenn employee receives a subpoena or demand from an attorney outside the Agency to testify or produce official documents or other official information in connection with a legal proceeding, he or she has a responsibility to notify the Office of Chief Counsel promptly. The Office of Chief Counsel will then obtain any necessary information from the party making the demand and make a determination as to whether the employee should testify or provide the information.
If you are called upon to testify concerning matters not part of your official employment, you need not inform this office.
It is a critical part of every Center employee's assigned duties to provide complete and accurate information and evidence known or available to them on matters that affect the Center's interests. Examples of such interest are when Center attorneys are preparing for actual or anticipated litigation on behalf of the Center, and EEO investigators conducting investigations by appointment/contract from NASA Headquarters. Failure to provide such information and/or evidence when directed to do so will be considered insubordination subject to discipline, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
Center employees are required to provide complete and accurate information and any documentary or other evidence known or available to them related to subject matter about which they are contacted by a designated Federal representative. This inculdes:
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Date Last Modified: 7/17/00