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
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.