Federal Employee Appeals Board Poised to Finally Have Members
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
President Trump this week nominated a third individual to serve at the quasi-judicial agency that determines federal employees’ challenges to adverse actions, paving a path for it to finally regain a quorum on its central board after two years without one.
B. Chad Bungard is Trump’s third appointee to fill the three slots on the Merit Systems Protection Board’s central panel, all of which are currently vacant. The agency is now without any Senate-confirmed leadership for the first time in its 40-year history. MSPB’s administrative judges have continued to issue decisions, but all appeals have been added to a 2,000-case backlog that has accumulated since early 2017.