The Merit System Protection Board is primarily charged with reviewing decisions of Federal Agencies in which an employee has been suspended for 14 or more days or has been terminated. The claims are generally not based on discrimination but rather on an argument that the penalty imposed for the conduct was too harsh, that the government failed to follow the appropriate procedures before taking the action, or that there was an insufficient basis for imposing the penalty. The MSPB uses procedures that are quite similar to a court of law but on a much more expedited basis.
Lippman, Semsker & Salb has extensive experience handling cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board. We have also represented countless federal employees who face a threat of disciplinary action. If you are a federal employee and you are facing disciplinary action, or if you have the right to file an appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board, you can be confident that Lippman, Semsker & Salb can help you. Our knowledge, experience, and trial practice will serve you in good stead.
For guidance in your MSPB case, please feel free to contact us.