Merit Systems Protection Board

Merit Systems Protection Board

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This authoritative volume guides you in practicing before the Merit Systems Protection Board and helps you understand the intricacies of the Civil Service Reform Act. It describes the organization and structure of the Board and sets out the rules of practice before it, including the recovery of attorney's fees and the enforcement of Board decisions. It also examines how substantive laws are applied by the Board, including: establishing standards and procedures for disciplining employees for unsatisfactory performance or for misconduct; overseeing reductions in force; and adjudicating retirement claims. Merit Systems Protection Board: Rights and Remedies analyzes the restrictions on agency personnel authority, including: protection of whistleblowers; anti-discrimination provisions; the First Amendment; and prohibited personnel practices, as well as relevant statutes and regulations. It explores the Board's review of employment practices; the powers of the Office of Special Counsel; and judicial review, particularly the role of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This compact and readable volume can help experts as well as those seeking an introduction to the field.The Board lacks jurisdiction over the removal of a probationary employee where the employee alleges violation of a prohibited ... The court has applied the usual federal employment criteria in deciding when an employee was appointed and the probationary period commenced. ... the civil service by enumerated individuals acting in an official capacity, (2) engaged in the performance of a federal functionanbsp;...

Title:Merit Systems Protection Board
Author:Robert G. Vaughn
Publisher:Law Journal Press - 2014-02-28


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