Liability Insurance for Federal Employees and Contractors

FEDS Protection has become the lifeline for thousands of federal employees who otherwise would have been struggling financially and emotionally to defend themselves against workplace allegations.

If an allegation is made against you, it becomes a challenge to obtain and finance the expertise to defend yourself successfully. All too often, federal managers and supervisors don’t consult with an attorney to understand the legal rights and obligations in the investigative process. It is also necessary to understand the power of the investigator and the parameters of the law under which you’ve been accused. The majority of the time, these managers were dead certain they did nothing wrong and went to the initial interview without obtaining legal advice, only to learn that they unknowingly admitted to violating some civil service or other law, rule or regulation. Much more often than you think, feds find themselves facing proposed disciplinary action or worse – prosecution – while dutifully, honestly and innocently performing work on behalf of the Federal Government. 

Below is just a sampling of recent federal manager claims covered by FEDS Protection. Some claim detail has been purposefully altered or limited for privacy reasons:

Agency: Internal Revenue Service
Position: SES

The insured, a career civil servant, is the subject of a Congressional investigation due to complaints filed by outside stakeholders regarding enforcement decisions.

Paid to date: $28,000

Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration
Position: Supervisory Special Agent

The insured was issued a proposed demotion for alleged failure to properly document the handling and payments to confidential sources.

Paid to date: $107,000

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Position: Supervisory Nurse Practitioner

The insured is a subject of an OSC investigation for alleged whistleblower retaliation.

Paid to date: $76,062

Agency: Health and Human Services
Position: Grants Management Specialist

The insured, who has collateral duties as an obligating official, is the subject of a Deficiency Act violation investigation.

Paid to date: $101,332

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Position: Supervisory Natural Resource Manager

The insured is the Responsible Management Official (RMO) in an EEO complaint filed by a disgruntled employee, who later prevailed against the agency in the underlying EEO complaint before the EEOC. Subsequent to the EEOC’s decision and pursuant to the Administrative Judge’s decision, the agency, after its own administrative investigation, proposed a disciplinary action against the insured RMO for engaging in discriminatory behavior.

Paid to date: $70,000

Agency: Social Security Administration
Position: Manager

An SSA manager inadvertently provides incorrect testimony during an OIG investigation and the OIG refers the matter to the Department of Justice for a violation of Section 1001 of the criminal code, which makes it a felony to provide a false statement to a federal official.

Paid to date: $86,000

Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Position: Supervisory Special Agent

The insured became the subject of an OSC investigation because it is alleged that he retaliated against a whistleblower when he reported the whistleblower to the OIG for leaking law enforcement sensitive information to the press.

Paid to date: $10,000 

Agency: Internal Revenue Service
Position: Supervisory Revenue Officer

The insured is the subject of a Congressional investigation due to complaints filed by outside stakeholders regarding certain enforcement decisions.

Paid to date: $28,000

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Position: Supervisory Physician

The insured is a subject of an OSC investigation for whistleblower retaliation.

Paid to date: $76,062

Agency: Customs and Border Protection
Position: Supervisory Border Patrol Agent

The insured received a proposed suspension alleging the creation of a seating chart that was racist. The insured was cleared of misconduct.

Paid to date: $16,000

Agency: Department of Defense
Position: Army Physician

The insured is the subject of an OIG investigation over allegations that she retaliated against an alleged whistleblower when she took a credentialing allegation against a subordinate physician.

Paid to date: $22,000

Agency: Federal Protective Service
Position: Supervisory Agent

The insured was issued a suspension after he authorized a subordinate employee’s vehicle operation report not knowing the report contained fraudulent information.

Paid to date: $9,300

Agency: Veterans Affairs
Position: Chief of Radiology

The insured was issued a Letter of Reprimand resulting from allegations that she failed to adhere to VA policies regarding the processing of Focused Professional Practice Evaluations and the approval of physician’s clinical privileges.

Paid to date: $7,000  

Agency: Alcohol Tobacco Firearms & Explosives
Position: Supervisory Special Agent

The insured is named as the RMO in an EEO complaint filed by a subordinate alleging the manager created a hostile work environment engaging in discrimination based on gender, race, and parental status.

Paid to date: $10,201

Agency: Department of Justice
Position: Supervisory Attorney

The insured is the subject of an OPR investigation due to allegations that information in pleadings to the court were intentionally misleading. Both administrative and criminal counsel have been assigned.

Paid to date: $34,000 

Agency: Food Safety & Inspection Services
Position: Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian

The insured was the subject of an Internal Controls Staff investigation due to unsanitary plant conditions that resulted in the plant being shut down. Defense counsel was assigned to the insured and represented him through the investigative process and subsequent disciplinary process following the insured being issued a notice of proposed removal. The removal was sustained at the agency level but counsel successfully appealed the insured’s removal to the MSPB resulting in a favorable settlement whereby the insured was able to keep his job without a loss in pay or grade.

Paid to Date: $112,702

 

Allegations can be expensive. FEDS Protection costs less than $1 a day for $1,000,000 of coverage. A policy must be in place prior to any incident that may result in an allegation, investigation, or claim in order for coverage to apply, so don't wait. Enroll today in just 5 minutes

FEDS Protection is Affordable:

$2,000,000 Policy: $390 Annual Premium*
$1,000,000 Policy: $290 Annual Premium*
or $140 after Agency Reimbursement**
**Managers & Supervisors
are eligible for up to 50% agency reimbursement



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