NFFE 1450: Representing HUD employees in the CAN (California, Arizona & Nevada) States!

San Francisco employee receives $825,000 settlement from HUD

Our very own Dr. Toulu Thao (San Francisco, FPM Management Analyst), an Outstanding employee, has prevailed in a very, very, very long, treacherous and expensive legal self-defense journey.

Fresno Bee article link for background:

Dr. Thao has successfully turned the last page, and closed the book, in his legal case against HUD management and OIG officials (last Administration) noted below who abused their power in so many ways.

Faye Austin, Defendant (former Region IX Regional Counsel)
Teresa Carson, Defendant (former OIG Agent, now Teresa Hills – she lied to the Grand Jury)
Marie Sudduth, Defendant (former FPM Field Office Director)

Defendants listed above “acted to present evidence to the grand jury that they knew to be false at the time of presentation and failed to correct the false information thereby instituting and proceeding with a criminal proceeding that Defendants knew to be without merit.”

Engaged in the activity but not named as defendants:

Richard Rainey, former Regional Administrator, Region IX — grievance hearing official

Patricia Converse, Former HR Specialist — helped the parties issue the indefinite suspension based on knowingly false information.


We are so proud of Toulu and his family who endured unimaginable pain with courage, grace and dignity.

Congratulations Brother Toulu!

In his honor, NFFE 1450 is designating July 29 as Dr. Toulu Thao Day.

Our NFFE 1450 offices will be closed on July 29, 2016, in honor of Dr. Thao and all those who helped him clear his name and protect all of us in the process.

We’ll be back to our job as your NFFE 1450 “first responders” on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

In Solidarity,


Liz McDargh

President, NFFE 1450

Proudly representing HUD employees in the CAN (California, Arizona & Nevada) States!


“We don’t win what we don’t fight for.”

– Senator Elizabeth Warren




Updated: 06/16/2017 — 6:57 AM

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