Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Law FAQs

Below we have provided general information on commonly asked questions we receive about Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) law. Please keep in mind that this information is general in nature; we highly recommend talking with one of our MSPB lawyers to receive information specific to your case. Our law firm has represented thousands of federal employees from coast-to-coast for over a quarter century, and we are here to help you!

Merit System Protection Board Appeals

Merit Systems Protection Board Law Questions & Answers

Which entities hear appeals of the MSPB?
What is the largest amount the MSPB has awarded?
When Is It Permissible To Fire A Federal Employee?
Under which branch of government does the Merit Systems Protection Board fall?
What Types of Cases Does the MSPB Not Handle?
Does The MSPB Handle Demotions?

Federal Employment Retirement Benefits

What is the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)?
Do US Postal Service employees qualify for federal disability retirement benefits?
Can I obtain a waiver for the time limit placed on applying for FERS disability retirement benefits?
What if I was denied FERS disability benefits?

Federal Whistleblower Protections

What Is Whistleblowing?
What is the Whistleblowing Protection Act?
What types of retaliation are Whistleblowers protected against?
Where can employees report whistleblowing?

Federal Reduction In Force

When a Federal Agency has their budget cut, do they have alternatives other than Reductions in Force (RIFs)?
What Duties Does A Federal Agency Have For Maintaining Re-Employment Priority Lists?
What is a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP)?
What Should I Do If My Agency Is Considering a RIF?
Where can I find the regulatory requirements governing a Reduction In Force?
What are the 'Two Rounds' of RIF competition?
Where can I see a sample Retention Register?

Disciplinary and Adverse Actions

Is the procedure for disciplining a federal employee based on misconduct treated differently from discipline based on poor performance?
In the case of a federal suspension, does the duration of the suspension matter?
Is an RIF considered a disciplinary action?

Merit Systems Protection Board Law Glossary

Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)

Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)

Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)

Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

About Your Case

Please keep in mind that the above information is general in nature and is not intended to replace specific legal advice about your particular situation! To get your questions answered, please contact our MSPB attorneys today. Our law firm has represented thousands of federal employees from coast-to-coast for over a quarter century, and we are available to help you!