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Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, D.C. and Chapter 201, National Treasury Employees Union, Case No. 99 FSIP 96, November 24, 1999 (Release No. 426).

The UNION proposed that employees receive, and acknowledge receipt in writing, the following notice of their Miranda rights prior to investigations concerning a criminal matter:

You have a right to remain silent if your answer may tend to incriminate you. Anything you say may be sued against you as evidence later in an administrative proceeding or any future criminal proceeding involving you. If you refuse to answer the questions posed to you on the grounds that the answer may incriminate you, you cannot be discharged solely for remaining silent. However, your silence can be considered in an administrative proceeding for its evidentiary value that is warranted by the facts surrounding your case.

The AGENCY proposed that the Union withdraw its proposal.

The PANEL ordered the parties to adopt the UNION's proposal.

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