MSPB appeals backlog reaches largest ever
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Mar 06, 2018
The number of cases awaiting to be reviewed by the Merit Systems Protection has reached its largest in history, in large part because the board has not had enough members to take certain official actions, Government Executive reports.
The backlog of employees who are challenging their dismissals, suspensions and other negative actions reached 750 cases at the end of 2017, while the three-member panel had one presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed board member and without the quorum required to issue decisions, the article notes.
According to the report, the appeals piled up last year when the MSPB chairwoman, Susan Tsui Grundmann, left the agency, and although the judges have continued to issue rulings, nothing can happen to them until a new member is confirmed.