Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)

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As a federal employee, sometimes it can be difficult to know where you should turn for help after your employer violates your rights. You may be nervous about trusting the federal government to handle your complaints. However, the Merit Systems Protection Board, or MSPB, is a government agency that works to protect federal employees by adjudicating hearings regarding workplace mistreatment.

The MSPB holds hearings much like court cases, and these cases can in fact go on to the U.S. Court of Appeals or a U.S. district court. A federal employment lawyer can help you protect your rights during these legal proceedings. To learn more about your legal options, contact a Merit Systems Protection Board attorney from the Vaughn Law Firm by calling 877-615-9495.

Purpose of the Merit Systems Protection Board
The MSPB is a bipartisan agency that steps in to hear and adjudicate cases where an employee or ex-employee believes that his or her federal employer has participated in prohibited personnel practices. Both the employer and the employee can present evidence during the hearing, and the MSPB will determine whether or not the employee’s case has merit. Cases requiring MSPB attention can include:

  • Removals (firing)
  • Suspension of more than 14 days
  • Reducing an employee’s pay or grade
  • Retirement matters
  • Within-grade salary increase denials
  • Reductions in force (layoffs)
  • Denial of reemployment rights

If you believe that you have been mistreated by a federal employer, you may want to have your case heard by the MSPB. It may help you defend your rights and get the justice you deserve.