By John V. Berry, Esq., www.berrylegal.com
Clean record agreements for federal employees in light of Presidential Executive Order 13839 (EO) still exist given the right circumstances. There is significant confusion over this EO which attempts to bar clean or clear records, which is confusing for both federal agencies and federal employees. Federal agencies themselves often disagree with what the EO actually means and when it is applicable to settlement of cases. The negotiation of clear records for federal employees in the right situations is still viable and complies with the EO. Hopefully, this article will provide some context for how the EO and negotiations can still factor into settlements for federal employees.