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How to File and Win an MSPB Appeal

Unlike private sector employees, virtually all federal employees have the right to appeal adverse actions taken against them. If you want to appeal an adverse action – such as a removal/termination, demotion, suspension longer than 14 days denial of Within-Grade Increases (WIGI) – then you may need to file a Merit Systems Protection Board appeal (MSPB) to challenge the...

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What Is an MSPB Appeal?

What Is the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)? Established in 1978 as part of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is housed in the Executive branch of the government and is “an independent, quasi-judicial agency” and is considered the “guardian of Federal merit systems.” In this context, a merit...

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The MSPB Approves Two Nominees To Its Central Panel

As Dick Vitale might say, “The Board is Back, Baby!” After nearly five years in an unprecedented holding pattern, the Senate has (finally!) approved two nominees to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) – the quasi-judicial agency tasked with enforcing merit systems principles and federal employee protections against discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, workplace favoritism and other prohibited personnel actions. New...

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What Is the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)?

Federal employees are required to follow specific requirements as personnel of the U.S. government. When the government believes that an employee failed to follow their requirements as a federal employee, the government may issue a suspension, demotion, termination, retaliation, or other matters. If a federal employee feels that the government’s disciplinary actions are unfair or wrongful, they may file...

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Final MSPB Nomination | Federal Employee Attorneys in Houston

Shocking as it may seem, after months of waiting, President Trump has finally nominated a third and final member to the Merit Systems Protection Board. B. Chad Bungard has been named to be the Vice Chairman of the MSPB. If his nomination is approved, he will be appointed for a term that will expire March 1, 2025. According to...

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