Tag Archives: Merit Systems Protection Board

House Lawmakers Want Biden to Name Nominees to Merit Systems Protection Board

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Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., chairman of the House Oversight and Reform’s government operations subcommittee, and Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., ranking member of the House subpanel, have called on President Biden to nominate members to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Hice and Connolly said MSPB has lacked a quorum since Jan. 2017 and has been without a single member on the board since March 2019. 

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Merit Systems Protection Board Seeks Increase From President’s Budget Request

The Merit Systems Protection Board filed a bypass request with Congress seeking $46.8M in funds for 2020, reflecting a $4.6M increase from the president’s proposed budget. MSPB said in its congressional budget justification the president’s budget request of $42.3M represents a 10 percent cut to the board’s current funding level and would result in a workforce reduction if enacted.

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Shutdown Furloughs Put Sequester Furlough Appeals on Pause

The partial government shutdown has delayed the processing of appeals filed by employees who were furloughed in the spring and summer due to sequestration, GovExec reported Wednesday. Kellie Lunney writes the Merit Systems Protection Board was forced to cease operations and furlough most of its workers during the shutdown. MSPB …

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Pentagon Furlough Appeal Processing Set to Start After Labor Day

The Merit Systems Protection Board expects to begin processing appeals submitted by furloughed Pentagon workers shortly after Labor Day, GovExec reported Thursday. Kellie Lunney writes the agency has docketed half of more than 30,000 sequester-related furlough appeals to date and intends to encode all claims in its system before starting …

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Report Says Agencies Should Treat Telework, Office Work Equally

The Merit Systems Protection Board recently released a report advising federal agencies to treat teleworkers and non-teleworkers equally. According to GovExec, the report found teleworking improves employee work-life balance, reduces the need for physical office space and real estate costs, and enhances an organization’s intangible relationships with employees through increased …

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