Merit Systems Protection Board

Night falls at the the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with the deadline to fund the government approaching. Republicans in the Senate are poised to stall a must-pass funding bill as they force a debate on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Federal employee disputes sit in limbo as MSPB nominees await confirmation

Appeals to MSPB have fallen to the wayside as the board has operated without the appointees needed to run its quorum.

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)FILE - Light from the morning sun illuminates the Senate side of the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2021. The Senate is poised to vote Wednesday to void a Biden administration regulation that requires businesses with 100 or more workers have their workers vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A history of the Merit Systems Protection Board and its relevance today

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After five years, the Merit Systems Protection Board looks to finally add three members

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(Thomas Hatzenbuhler/AOC Photo Branch)The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is a time-honored tradition of more than 50 years. Once decorated, the tree will be lit from nightfall until 11:00 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2022.

Five (or so) things government’s gotta do next year

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House-passed oversight package would expand federal employee whistleblower protections

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House leadership wants to get on with a final appropriation agreement for fiscal 2022

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Noise from Capitol Hill is starting to sound like a broken record

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For federal accessibility managers, adding ‘A’ to new DEIA initiative is a welcome change

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The Senate and the MSPB: It’s a scandal!

The long-running vacancies at the Merit Systems Protection Board qualifies as a scandal.

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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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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, Transportation Security Administration officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. The Biden administration says it is moving to increase the pay and union rights for security screeners at the nation’s airports. The Department of Homeland Security directed the acting head of the TSA to come up with a plan within 90 days to raise the pay of the screeners and expand their rights to collective bargaining.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

20 years after 9/11, TSA officers renew calls for higher pay

DHS Secretary Mayorkas is reviewing proposals from the Transportation Security Administration, along with input from the American Federation of Government Employees, on plans to administratively expand collective bargaining and other workplace rights.

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