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Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 22, 2021, to consider the nominees for Postal Service Governors Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, and Ronald Stroman, along with Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

After years of historic absences, Biden’s MSPB nominees face their first test

Senators on both sides of the aisle agreed the president’s nominees for the Merit Systems Protection Board are experienced, and they expressed a desire…

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Whistleblower protection bill gives feds facing retaliation avenue for relief outside MSPB

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After years of complaints, House committee considering changes to VA accountability office

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New accountability office hasn’t made a dent in VA’s ‘culture of retaliation,’ whistleblowers say

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In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, Mark Robbins, the last remaining member of the Merit Systems Protection Board, looks through stacks of legal cases piled up on his desk in Washington office. Robbins reads through federal workplace disputes, analyzes the cases, marks them with notes and logs his legal opinions. He then passes them along to nobody. He’s the only member of a three-member board that legally can’t operate until the president and Congress give him at least one colleague. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)

With no quick fix in sight, MSPB careening toward ‘unprecedented’ scenario Thursday

Good government groups are making a last-ditch effort to resolve an increasingly likely scenario at the Merit Systems Protection Board. The board will…

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Trump names long-awaited second member to MSPB

If the Senate confirms President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Merit Systems Protection Board, it would restore a quorum after a year-long gap.

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/wildpixel)Whistle blower or whistleblower concept as a symbol of a secret informer agent posing as an employee with his cast shadow of a whistle as a metaphor for inside infoermation on misconduct in a 3D illustration style.

OSC issues new training, performance standards to protect whistleblower rights

The Office of Special Counsel reminds agencies of employee whistleblower rights, as the Justice Department tightens its control on communication to Congress.

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