OEA offers District government agencies and employees the following three part appeal process:
Mediation, Adjudication and Petitions for Review.
Mediation- process allows the employee and the employer (Agency) an opportunity to resolve
their disputes without going through the lengthy and costly adjudication process.
Adjudication- process hears appeals filed by District of Columbia government employees that
fall within OEA’s jurisdiction:
o Adverse action for cause that results in removal
o Reduction in force (RIF)
o Reduction in Grade
o Placement on enforced leave for 10 days or more
o Suspension for 10 days or more
Petition for Review- process provides an impartial review of initial decisions by OEA’s Board.>> more