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Solomon Law Firm, PLLC handles cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) nationally, and represents clients all over the world, including Germany, Italy, the Middle East, Japan, and South Korea. If you need legal representation as a federal employee in any MSPB case, one of our Washington DC federal employment lawyers is available for immediate consultation. Our attorneys have appeared before every MSPB Judge in the country. During the initial consultation, an attorney with experience litigating before the MSPB will review and evaluate your case, in order to advise you on how best to proceed to achieve your objectives. The firm has significant experience asserting the rights of federal employees in a full range of matters that are heard by the MSPB.

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What is the Purpose of the Merit System Protection Board?

The Merit Systems Protection Board is an ad hoc quasi-judicial entity responsible for safeguarding the Merit System Principles which, in broad brush stroke terms, are the standards which govern the civil service federal workforce. These principles, which are part of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, are reviewed and enforced by the MSPB. The Board has the power to hear and make decisions impacting federal employees who submit appeals challenging the disciplinary actions taken by federal executive agencies, or other employment law matters.

When should I go to the MSPB?

  • Cases concerning federal employee demotions, suspensions, furloughs, and removals
  • Cases concerning an individual's rights or benefits under the CSRS or FERS
  • Cases concerning complaints under the Whistleblower Protection Act
  • Cases involving complaints under the USERRA
  • Cases involving complaints under the and the Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act
  • Cases based on complaints of Prohibited Personnel Practices

You can appeal to the MSPB if you are a competitive service employee who has completed your 1-year probationary period, or if you have completed 2 years of continuous service in the same or a similar position in the federal government, if you are a veteran's preference eligible employee, or an employee alleging a violation under USERRA.

Appeals before the Board are won and lost during discovery, and an attorney with experience representing federal employees can help develop an aggressive litigation strategy, to achieve cost-effective results and the best legal approach to winning your case.

Because of the complex, time sensitive nature of litigation before the MSPB, it is often best to get an experienced DC federal employment lawyer in your corner as early as possible, to avail yourself of every litigation tool available and to maximize the possibility of winning your case or obtaining a favorable settlement.

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