Need HR expert in US Federal Government OPM regulations. Need references, citations, court cases, MSPB cases to the following questions:
An individual was suspended for 14 days January 2005;
The suspension resulted in an EEO complaint (retaliation) which has yet to be resolved;
The individual was terminated in September 2008 using the 2005 suspension as the basis for the termination;
1. How long can can an adverse personnel action stay in an individuals personnel file?
2. Can the contested adverse personnel action of January 2005 be used in the Septembe 2008 decision?
3. What court cases reflect this situation?
Please ask questions and provide your experience with listed regulations.