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If you are a federal employee and you are facing significant disciplinary action, please connect with the experienced legal team at The Federal Practice Group to discuss your rights and options. If the adverse action taken against you involves an unpaid suspension of more than 14 days, a reduction in pay, a demotion, or a furlough of no more than 30 days, you may be in a strong position to appeal the disciplinary action that you’re facing to the Merit Systems Protection Board.


As an MSPB appeals attorney from our office can explain in more detail during a risk-free consultation, the Merit Systems Protection Board is an independent agency that operates in a quasi-judicial capacity within the Executive Branch. In the event that a private sector employee is facing disciplinary action, they would likely be directed to voice their concerns to their company’s human resources department. The federal government has both human resources personnel employed by each agency and an overarching human rights agency in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. However, when appealing the kind of adverse action noted above, your opportunity for recourse does not reside with OPM but with the MSPB.

In the event that you are in a position to file a MSPB appeal, our firm can build the strongest possible case on your behalf.


If you’re interested in filing an appeal, you’ll want to reach out to our firm as quickly as you can. You likely only have 30 days from the notice of your adverse action to file your appeal. While this may seem like a lengthy period of time, it takes time to craft a strong appeal, so don’t wait to connect with our team.

The agency that took the adverse action against you will then be required to provide your case file to the MSPB and to you. You will likely then be required to participate in a status conference. Depending on the direction your case is going, your case may benefit from an alternative dispute resolution process. If your case reaches this point, you will be required to attend a formal hearing if you wish to continue with your appeal. This is a complex process and can be intimidating. Rest assured that you do not need to navigate any step of your legal challenges alone. We’re here to help.


If you are facing a significant workplace disciplinary action and you are a federal employee, please schedule a risk-free consultation with the experienced Washington, D.C. legal team at The Federal Practice Group to clarify both your rights and your options under the law. If you are in a position to successfully appeal the adverse action in question, doing so could be worth your time. In addition to vindicating your circumstances, a successful appeal could be a positive addition to your personnel file. Please reach out today to learn more. We look forward to speaking with you.

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