The Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC, provides counseling and representation to federal employees through all stages of the MSPB appeal process. See 5 CFR Part 1201. Let The Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC, The Federal Employee’s Law Firm®, help you through this process.
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The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, also known as the MSPB or the Board, is an independent, quasi-judicial agency in the Executive branch. The Board’s mission is to protect Federal merit systems and the rights of individuals within those systems. MSPB carries out its statutory responsibilities and authorities primarily by adjudicating individual employee appeals and by conducting merit systems studies.
Most of the cases brought to the Board are appeals of agency adverse actions–removals, suspensions of more than 14 days, reductions in grade or pay, and furloughs of 30 days or less. The next largest number of cases involve appeals of OPM determinations in retirement matters. Other types of actions that may be appealed to the Board include: performance-based removals or reductions in grade, denials of within-grade salary increases, reduction-in-force actions, OPM suitability determinations, OPM employment practices (the development and use of examinations, qualification standards, tests and other measurement instruments), denials of restoration of reemployment rights, and certain terminations of probationary employees.
Generally, employees who may appeal adverse actions and performance-based actions are those in the competitive service who have completed a probationary period and those in the excepted service (other than the Postal Service) with at least two years of continuous service. Postal Service employees who may appeal adverse actions are preference-eligible employees with one year of continuous service and certain Postal Service supervisors, managers, and employees engaged in personnel work.
Contact The Jeffrey Law Group, PLLC, The Federal Employee’s Law Firm®, today at 202.312.7100 for an initial consultation.