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|CHAIR||Mark Robbins, Acting|
|Vice Chair||Mark Robbins|
|Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity||Jerry Beat|
|EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR||James M. Eisenmann|
|Clerk of the Board||Jennifer Everling, Acting|
|Director, Financial and Administrative Management||Kevin Nash|
|Director, Information Resources Management||William D. Spencer, Acting|
|Director, Office of Appeals Counsel||Susan M. Swafford|
|Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation||James M. Read|
|Director, Office of Regional Operations||Deborah Miron|
|General Counsel||Bryan G. Polisuk|
|Legislative Counsel||Rosalyn L. Coates|
The Merit Systems Protection Board protects the integrity of the Federal personnel merit systems and the rights of Federal employees.Organizational Chart
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is a successor agency to the United States Civil Service Commission, established by act of January 16, 1883 (22 Stat. 403). Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1978 (5 U.S.C. app.) redesignated part of the Commission as the Merit Systems Protection Board. The Board comprises three members whom the President appoints with the advice and consent of the Senate.
The Board has responsibility for hearing and adjudicating appeals by Federal employees of adverse personnel actions, such as removals, suspensions, and demotions. It also resolves cases involving reemployment rights, denial of periodic step increases in pay, actions against administrative law judges, and charges of prohibited personnel practices, including charges in connection with whistleblowing.
The Board has the authority to enforce its decisions and to order corrective and disciplinary actions. An employee or applicant for employment involved in an appealable action that also involves an allegation of discrimination may ask the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to review a Board decision. Final decisions and orders of the Board can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
The Board reviews regulations issued by the Office of Personnel Management and has the authority to require agencies to cease compliance with any regulation that could constitute a prohibited personnel practice. It also conducts special studies of the civil service and other executive branch merit systems and reports to the President and the Congress on whether the Federal workforce is being adequately protected against political abuses and prohibited personnel practices.http://www.mspb.gov/About/about.htm
An appeal may be filed online using the e-Appeal process.https://e-appeal.mspb.gov
The MSPB posts current job openings on USAJobs.http://www.mspb.gov/contact/jobs.htm
The MSPB participates in FOIAonline, which allows an information seeker to submit FOIA requests to participating agencies, track the status of requests, search for requests that others have submitted, access previously released records, and generate agency-specific FOIA processing reports.http://www.mspb.gov/foia/request.htm
The MSPB posts external links to MSPB-related interviews on its Web site.http://www.mspb.gov/radio.htm
The MSPB posts "Federal Register" notices, press releases, reports, and the results of its annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey online.http://www.mspb.gov/publicaffairs/publicaffairs.htm
For further information, contact the Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20419. Phone, 202-653-7200 or 800-209-8960. TDD, 800-877-8339. Fax, 202-653-7130.