Types of MSPB Cases We Handle

The MSPB Attorneys at Melville Johnson PC offer caring, sensitive, professional legal representation and have years of combined experience filing Petitions for Review to the MSPB Board and bringing cases in front of Administrative Law Judges. Below is a brief summary of the types of cases we handle:

Federal Discipline
As a government employee, you may be subject to federal disciplinary action if there are allegations of misconduct or lack of performance against you. The disciplinary process will begin with a federal investigation, and then continue with proceedings in federal court.

When the court issues a decision, you may have the right as a federal employee to appeal the decision and disciplinary action in MSPB (Merit Systems Protection Board) court.

At Melville Johnson, P.C., our federal discipline lawyers have years of combined experience with the MSPB and can support you throughout the process
Federal Reduction
A Federal Reduction In Force, referred to as an RIF, is defined as the complete elimination of a position or multiple positions at a federal agency. This can result from a lack of work, or from an agency's inability to pay employees in a specific position or who perform a certain task.

A federal agency can also use Reduction In Force procedures when an employee is forced to downsize due to reorganization, transfer of function, or shortage of funds.

At Melville Johnson, P.C., our attorneys are highly skilled in evaluating the evidence in an RIF case and determining how to defend you in front of an Administrative Judge.
Federal Removal
A decision to remove an employee from a position at a government agency is a serious matter, but it is important to note that the decision is not necessarily final or irreversible.

There are numerous rules and regulations regarding federal removal which must be adhered to, depending on the federal agency and the employee's position.

We represent employees in all 50 states and government agencies, and are glad to offer legal consultations to government employees dealing with removal from their position.
Federal Suspension
Federal suspension is a severe federal disciplinary action. By law, a government agency must follow strict regulatory procedures prior to a suspension, such as giving an employee written notice of 30 days before any action is imposed.

A failure to adhere to these rules could result in the suspension being overturned by the MSPB court. If you are dealing with a federal suspension, our attorneys can help.
MSPB Appeals
All federal employees have the right to appeal a decision to terminate their employment, and there are many grounds for which a federal employee may wish to file an MSPB appeal.

This could be due to a Federal Reduction In Force (RIF),federal discipline, removal, suspension, discrimination, or a number of other reasons. At Melville Johnson, P.C., our attorneys assist clients with their Merit Systems Protection Board appeals from beginning to end.