LEGISLATION WOULD RESTORE APPEAL RIGHTS FOR MANY FEDS - February 3, 2016
Hundreds of Thousands of Feds Would Gain Appeal Rights Under New Bill
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House this week would overturn a court decision and restore the right of federal employees in positions considered sensitive to national security to appeal negative personnel actions to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The bill's authors, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), stated the bill will restore due process rights to more than 200,000 feds.