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Why feds keep losing their furlough appeals

So far, all of the initial decisions stemming from the Merit Systems Protection Board gigantic caseload of furlough appeals have "affirmed the furlough action taken by the agency," according to MSPB's annual report for fiscal 2013 released last week.

Tags: sequestration , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Anne Wagner , furloughs , furlough appeals , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 03:04pm EDT

Is hike in whistleblower claims a sign of progress or growing mistrust?

The heads of both the Office of Special Counsel and Merit Systems Protection Board tell Federal News Radio as part of our special report, "Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees," that their increasing workloads could actually be a sign of progress, and that more employees feel protected enough to make whistleblower disclosures. However, an exclusive Federal News Radio survey reveals a wide chasm of trust remains when it comes to feds blowing the whistle at work.

Tags: management , workforce , oversight , OSC , Carolyn Lerner , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Shirine Moazed , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:10am EDT
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Agency budget squeeze eroding trust between employees, management

Susan Tsui Grundmann, chair of the Merit Systems Protection Board, said many federal employees filed furlough appeals last year because they said they didn't trust that their managers were making the right spending decisions that could have fended off the need to furlough employees. This article is part of the Federal News Radio special report, Trust Redefined: Reconnecting Government and Its Employees.

Tags: management , workforce , Susan Tsui Grundmann , furloughs , furlough appeals , Trust Redefined , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 02:10am EDT
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What are the most pressing workforce issues at your agency? MSPB wants to know

The Merit Systems Protection Board is updating its research agenda and wants your help in identifying federal workforce issues and policies to study. The agency says it wants to hear from federal employees, supervisors, unions and other groups on the issues they would like to see MSPB address in its research.

Tags: workforce , management , best practices , Jack Moore

Friday - 03/21/2014, 12:19pm EDT

Furlough appeals continue to stretch MSPB 'beyond capacity'

The Merit Systems Protection Board seeks additional resources in its fiscal 2015 budget request to improve staffing and IT infrastructure. The agency is working through more than 32,000 furlough appeals in addition to its regular workload and also expects a wave of administrative judge retirements.

Tags: Jason Fornicola , workforce , Federal Drive , staffing , furlough appeals , Department of Defense , Susan Tsui Grundmann , budget

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 09:20am EDT
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GSA appeals latest wrongful termination ruling

Former GSA Region 7 Public Buildings Service Commissioner James Weller has been put on paid administrative leave during an appeal by the agency, which could take as much as a year.

Tags: management , GSA , Shakeup at GSA , James Weller , Alan Lescht , Paul Prouty , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 03:02pm EDT

Second former GSA official cleared of wrongdoing in conference scandal

James Weller won his wrongful termination case before the Merit Systems Protection Board against GSA. The board ruled Weller deserves 19 months of back pay and to be put back in his former job as Region 7 PBS commissioner.

Tags: management , GSA , James Weller , Alan Lescht , Shakeup at GSA , Western Regions Conference , Paul Prouty , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:15pm EST
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Federal managers: Forget everything you think you know about hiring

A recent report from the Merit Systems Protection Board reveals that cursory assessments of training and experience are often unreliable indicators of how employees will actually fare on the job. MPSB's John Ford tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what hiring managers can do to up their hiring game. Plus, Sam Davis, vice president of AMA Enterprise Government Solutions, discusses how hiring flexibilities will boost agencies' efforts to hire the long-term unemployed.

Tags: John Ford , hiring , workforce , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , AMA Enterprise Government Solutions , Sam Davis , Jack Moore , best practices , management

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:19pm EST
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MSPB moves forward with furlough appeals

The number of furlough appeals coming in each day to the Merit Systems Protection Board is steadily decreasing, allowing the board to move forward with consolidating appeals and preparing them for adjudication.

Tags: Federal Drive , Susan Tsui Grundmann , furlough , sequestration , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 05:36am EDT
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MSPB reports 32,000+ furlough appeals during FY2013

Majority of appeals are from DoD employees and the MSPB's regional offices have docketed nearly all of the furlough-related appeals.

Tags: furloughs , sequestration , Michael OConnell , Susan Tsui Grundmann

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 08:46pm EDT
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