(a) Notwithstanding subchapter XVI-A, a Legal Service attorney, other than a Senior
Executive Attorney, shall be subject to disciplinary action, including removal, suspension,
reduction in grade, or the placing of such attorney on enforced annual leave or enforced
leave without pay, for unacceptable performance or for any reason that is not arbitrary
(b) The disciplinary action provided for in subsection (a) of this section shall be
(1) The Attorney General when the attorney is employed by the Office of the Attorney
General and performs work primarily for that Office, whether located in that Office
(1A) The Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel when the attorney is employed
by the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel and performs work primarily for that office,
whether located in that office or not;
(2) Repealed; or
(3) The agency head or the Senior Executive Attorney designee when the attorney is
employed by an independent agency, and by the subordinate agency head in consultation
with the Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel when the attorney is employed
by a subordinate agency.
(c) Any disciplinary action taken pursuant to this section against an attorney employed
by a subordinate agency or the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel may be appealed to
the Mayor. Any such action taken against an attorney employed by the Office of the Attorney
General may be appealed to the Attorney General. The Mayor's and the Attorney General's decisions regarding disciplinary actions
shall be final.
(d) The disciplinary provisions of § 1-609.05 shall apply to Legal Service employees of the Council of the District of Columbia.
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