MSPB appeals backlog reaches largest ever

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.






Reader comments

Tue, May 1, 2018

Obama administration were crooks. That matters.

Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Merit Systems Protection Board needs major reform. When an employee is discriminated/terminated/or other serious adverse action is taken against them and board re-instates the employee based on sound facts and judgement it is then time that the supervisory minion is held accountable and if there is a track record of other individuals who have had the same situation occur it is time that the supervisor is terminated, Lousy gender biased management exists through out the federal government and this is never addressed appropriately. Management is corupt

Wed, Mar 7, 2018 Vernita J Maultsby United States

Retired with 36 years with Department of Defense Federal government still waiting Office of the OSD approval and Official retirement certificate.XQ

Wed, Mar 7, 2018

This evidence is clear no matter which political party you belong to. Staff from all political backgrounds are fleeing the Trump Administration and federal agencies in record droves. If that doesn't signify a problem, I don't know what does.

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