Resignation and crime provisions do not conflict. You can resign from your position at any time and do not need agency approval to resign.
“Last week they [federal agency] decided to fire me. Should I resign my position? If I resign, what will show in my OPF?”
Federal employees faced with removal possess the ability to resign prior to the effective date of the removal action. Employees otherwise eligible for retirement maintain the ability to retire prior to and after the effective date of removal.
During and following the massive debacle of the “Trump Shutdown”, we received a large number of inquiries. Among the most prevalent inquiries we received concerned resigning from Federal Service (going to private sector), particularly when Human Resources personnel were not…