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If you are dealing with a grievance in the workplace, an MSPB appeals attorney may be able to help you. For years, The Federal Practice Group has been zealous defending federal employees at all levels, and before the Merit Systems Protection Board Administrative Law Judges, a full three member MSPB panel, and all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

All federal employees have a number of rights and protections under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. The MSPB oversees these rights, as well as the right to appeal things such as:

  • Suspensions
  • Discipline
  • Demotion
  • Wrongful termination
  • Harassment
  • Reductions in force
  • Rejection of benefits
  • Whistleblower retaliation
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair treatment 
  • + More

Having defended a large number of federal employees, from throughout the country, and against all agencies, our MSPB appeals attorneys are considered to be some of the most knowledgeable and experienced. We are able to provide you with the legal representation you may be looking for. Call The Federal Practice Group now. 

As you might know, being wrongly terminated or disciplined from a federal position can have a significant impact in your career, and overall life. If you are not ready for the likely repercussions – that could be extensive – you should retain an MSPB appeals attorney as soon as possible. We understand the rules and process of the MSPB and can guide you through everything while facing many of the challenges you would face without an attorney at your side. 

Information About the Merit Systems Protection Board

Below we have included brief, albeit general, information about the Merit Systems Protection Board. Because this topic is broad, and complicated, we would encourage you to contact one of our attorneys for MSPB appeals to get information that is more specific to your case. 

Understanding the Merit Systems Protection Board 

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is an independent agency within the Executive Branch. This agency serves as the “guardian” or overseer of the principles of the Federal merit system. All federal employees have very distinct rights and protections, and some of these include the right to appeal adverse personnel actions to the MSPB. The board will consist of three members who have been appointed by the United States President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. 

Who Can File an Appeal with the MSPB

Not all federal employees have a right to file an appeal before the MSPB. Furthermore, not everyone who can file an appeal will have to be a federal employee. For example, sometimes applicants of non-political appointments who do not get a job because of a state protected or federal protected characteristic may be able to appeal on the grounds of ‘failure to hire’. In general, political appointees will be excluded. 

Some employees who can generally file an appeal with the MSPB include:

  • Employees who have completed one year, or a trial period, in the competitive service
  • Veterans with at least one year of employment
  • Personnel, managers, and supervisors of the USPS
  • Select service employees who have at least two years of continuous service

Even if you do not fit the description above, please call an MSPB appeals attorney from The Federal Practice Group