MSPB CAN NO LONGER DECIDE ON APPEALS - January 6, 2017
Federal Employee Appeals Board Can No Longer Decide Appeals
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Federal employees looking to appeal adverse personnel decisions up the chain will soon have a decision to make: pay up or wait -- indefinitely.
The Merit Systems Protection Board lost a functioning central panel this week, with just one Senate-confirmed member still remaining. The resignation of the board's Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann left it without a quorum, which requires at least two of the board’s three positions to be filled. Currently, Mark Robbins -- confirmed to his board position in 2012 -- is the only remaining member.