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The United Methodist Church has a Book of Discipline, revised every four years at the General Conference. By it, both clergy and lay members can be disciplined for offenses listed in its paragraph 2702. Joe Carson, PE, a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Knoxville, TN is publicly and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Rev Larry Trotter's Vows
The Court upheld the determination of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), in a three-page, non-precedential, decision that regardless of how many of its non-discretionary (i.e. "shall" duties) statutory duties to protect federal agency employees from reprisal that the US Office of Special Counsel (OSC) may violate, OSC's law-breaking does... Continue reading
Joseph Carson, PE is a multiple-time prevailing whistleblower in US Department of Energy (DOE). He has been confronting government law-breaking in federal agencies for a quarter-century now. His strongest lasting reaction to 9/11 is relief - at least it was not nuclear, knowing as he does the deep-seated corruption and... Continue reading
Key case filings of Carson v. OSC, docket no. AT-1221-15-0092-W-1 Certified Record of MSPB docket Initial Appeal Show Cause Order for Jurisdiction Carson response to Show Cause Order OSC response to Show Cause Order Initial Decision Carson's PFR OSC's response to PFR Carson's reply to OSC's response Final Decision Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2016 at 15-3211
Initial appeal OSC investigation termination letter MSPB show cause order Carson response to show cause order Carson supplement to response to show cause order Initial Decision Carson PFR of initial decision OSC response to PFR Carson's Reply Final Decision Certified List of Case Documents Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at 15-3135
The issues of law, both of which involve the scope of the "catch-all" personnel action of "any other significant change in duties, responsibilities or working conditions," are summarized in Joe Carson's November 2015 two page letter to Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel (no response received). The case is a consolidated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Carson v. MSPB CAFC 2016
On June 8, 2015 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (CADC), widely considered second only to the Supreme Court in the importance of federal cases it considers, issued an unusual order to the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) in the whistleblower reprisal case of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Carson_v_MSPB_CADC_14-1306
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and playing pick-up games in the backyard, park, and/or playgound were a big part of my life as a youth. In 2000, I built a full length basketball court behind my home at 10953 Twin Harbour Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934 (View Harbour sub-division in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at pickleball
I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and playing pick-up games in the backyard, park, and/or playgound were a big part of my life as a youth. In 2000, I built a full length basketball court behind my home at 10953 Twin Harbour Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934. It is NOT fenced... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Pickelball
To: Whom It May Concern Date: January 2016 - updated for 2016 contest Subject: “Tips and techniques” for researching and preparing a competitive entry for the the National Society of Professional Engineers Annual Milton F. Lunch Engineering Ethics Contest The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) places greater focus on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at NSPE_ethics_contest
NRC's August 5, 2013 letter to Carson, evading responsibility for nucllear safety at TVA. Carson's August 13, 2013 response to NRC Commissioners Continue reading
Joe Carson's recent letter to Senator Alexander summaries my concerns. Other relevant documents include: Mr. Carson's recent letter to Office of Special Counsel about TVA nuclear safety issuesl; NRC's response to Carson's letter to OSC about TVA nuclear safety issues; Carson's reply to NRC's response Carson's letter to Chairman and... Continue reading
I, Joseph P. Carson, PE, consistent with my understanding of my moral, professional, ethical, and/or legal duties as an American, Tennessean, licensed professional engineer (PE), near 30 year federal employee, long-time member of engineering professional societies NSPE, ASME, ANS, American Engineering Alliance (AEA), Engineers without Borders (USA), and AAAS, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Broken Covenant
Draft - - please suggest edits and send to Joe Carson, PE, Section Chair at or make comments on this post Position Statement of the East Tennessee Section of ASME The East Tennessee Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers expects its members to comply with their ethical... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at ET-ASME
DRAFT - please make comments directly to Joe Carson, PE, Sectino Chair at or make comments on this blog posting. Position Statement of the East Tennessee Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) on local K-12 STEM education. The East Tennessee Section of the American Society of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at ET-ASME
The current situation By "broken covenant" of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), Joseph Carson, PE, contends federal employees cannot perform their sworn duties to "faithfully discharge the duties of their office" in protecting the health, safety, security and welfare of Americans, per the "merit system principles," because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at Federal Reserve
Update - May 26, 2013 April - May 2013 letters related to "broken covenant:" Attorney Loring Justice to President Obama Attorney Loring Justice to Senate Judiciary Committee Joseph Carson's "protected disclosure" to Attorney General Holder about President Obama Peter B. Collins, progressive radio host, interview with Joe Carson and others... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Broken Covenant
On January 3, Special Counsel Lerner wrote a letter to Mr. Carson, explaining that OSC was too busy, given its limited resources, to respond to his Supreme Court petition in Carson v. Office of Special Counsel, docket no. 11-575. Notably, she did not say that she agreed with the decision... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at Confession of Error
After the Solicitor General waived his response, an amicus curiae brief, joined by about 40 whistleblowers and whistleblower advocates, was filed. It urged the Supreme Court to request a response from OSC before ruling on the petition for writ of certiorari. On December 12, 2011 the Supreme Court granted the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2012 at Confession of Error
On November 18, 2011, the Solicitor General filed a "waiver of response" to Joe Carson's petition for writ of certiorari, which is what it does in response to almost all cases at Supreme Court where federal government is the defendant. So now the Supreme Court will either: 1) deny the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2011 at Confession of Error
"Confession of Error" occurs when the Solicitor General of the United States informs the Supreme Court that it believes a case the government "won" at a lower level was wrongly decided and the Supreme Court should reverse or vacate the lower court decision. See A petition for writ of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Confession of Error
To the approximately 450 members of OPEIU Local 2001 and others represented by OPEIU Local 2001: My campaign letter to the membership is here. My summary bio is here. Please send an email to OPEIU Local 2001 President Glenn Taylor, asking him to debate me. Ballots will be mailed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at OPEIU_Local_2001
Dear Federal Whistleblower Community, I have been a federal whistleblower for 20 years. I think I have finally gotten to the root of the rot in the federal civil service - 33 years of the Office of Special Counsel being a lawbreaking fraud of a federal law enforcement agency, despite... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at supreme-court
Please look at following for ideas to include in your nomination for Terrie, but please use your own words to make it more personal. After reading the rules more closely, we realized that group nominations are not allowed, nominations must be done individually. So all the people listed in this... Continue reading
This is text of a White House press release about the Citizen's Award. White House Launches 2011 Citizens Medal Nomination Process WASHINGTON, DC--In an email sent today, President Obama announced that the American public will once again be invited to nominate candidates for the Citizens Medal, the nation’s second highest... Continue reading