Can I appeal even if I resign or retire because of actions the agency was taking or attempting to take against me?
Resignations and retirements are presumed to be voluntary and this not appealable. However, you may prove a resignation was involuntary if: the agency effectively imposed the terms of your resignation or retirement; you had no realistic alternative but to resign or retire; and your resignation or retirement was the result of improper acts by the agency. Essentially, the issue is whether, under all the circumstances, you were deprived of free choice.

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