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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 , MSPB , 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: MSPB , furloughs , sequestration , Michael OConnell ,

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

MSPB delays processing DoD furlough appeals

Due to the flood of appeals coming into its offices, the Merit Systems Protection Board has delayed processing and adjudicating furlough appeals from civilian Defense Department employees. The board will continue to process appeals from non-DoD employees.

Tags: MSPB , sequestration , furloughs , DoD , workforce , Robert Hale , Michael OConnell , Merit Systems Protection Board

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 12:23pm EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - July 19, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Michelle Colby , Rex Facer , Ed Zurndorfer

Friday - 07/19/2013, 02:42pm EDT

Want to appeal a furlough with the MSPB? Get in line

The Merit Systems Protection Board has 3,000 appeals from furloughed employees in the pipeline. Board Chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann says her staff is working overtime to get them all processed.

Tags: Merit Systems Protection Board , furloughs , sequestration , workforce

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 05:16pm EDT
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Employees skeptical of managers' ability to cut deadwood

Federal employees are skeptical their managers are making effective decisions about the federal workforce, according to a new report from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Just 24 percent of the employees agreed that their agencies properly addressed poor performers, while 29 percent of respondents indicated their organizations eliminated unnecessary programs and positions, according to the survey of 42,000 feds from 24 agencies and departments.

Tags: MSPB , workforce , management , best practices , retention , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 07:20pm EST

Report: Federal whistleblowers don't sense letup in agency retaliation

Federal employees increasingly perceive less agency wrongdoing but that doesn't necessarily mean the threat of retaliation for reporting such misconduct has similarly decreased, according to a new Merit System Protection Board report.

Tags: MSPB , whistleblower , EPA , FDA , OSC , best practices , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 08:39am EST

Most workplace violence at agencies committed by federal employees

Current and former federal employees, not hardened criminals, committed most acts of workplace violence, according to the Merit Systems Protection Board. The federal workplace was also more violent when compared with the private sector.

Tags: workforce , management , MSPB , workplace violence , building security , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 09/28/2012, 06:29pm EDT

MSPB, OSC already feeling brunt of budget reductions

Two small agencies with large responsibilities toward the federal workforce say they've trimmed all the fat from their budgets and will need more resources to keep up with increasing caseloads. Merit Systems Protection Board Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann told a Senate subcommittee she worries about impending staff retirements as well. The Office of Special Counsel is also feeling pressure to do more with less.

Tags: MSPB , Office of Special Counsel , workforce , Senate , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Emily Kopp , Carolyn Lerner , whistleblowers

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 06:00am EDT
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GSA rolls out 'opt-out' telework policy

The General Services Administration will announce a new policy that expands its telework and mobility options for employees.

Tags: telework , Telework Center , GSA , Telework Enhancement Act , MSPB , Martha Johnson , John Berry , OPM , Casey Coleman

Sunday - 10/30/2011, 10:33pm EDT
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