Merit Systems Protection Board

  • 2020 budget takes aim at federal employee discipline, collective bargaining

    The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal includes recommendations that would shorten the time federal employees have to appeal a disciplinary or performance-based firing, suspension or other punishment.

  • Special Counsel recounts year of Hatch Act violations, no MSPB and more

    It’s an unfortunate but when you have a workforce of 2 million people, a few of them will commit harassment, retaliate against whistleblowers or drag their partisan politics to the office.

  • Politics and the importance of the civil service

    ICF Senior Vice President Jeff Neal explains how President Theodore Roosevelt’s efforts to preserve the civil service could teach today’s leadership a thing or two.

  • Congress pushes government towards a cliff

    A creeping incompetence in handling the government seems to be overtaking Congress. Case in point? What’s going on with the MSPB.

  • Senate forces ‘first’ for MSPB as the agency loses all members

    Merit Systems Protection Board has lost all members now, after the Senate on Thursday failed to take up legislation that would have extended the holdover term for the last remaining board member or hold a vote on the president’s two nominees.

  • Navy says F-35 is ready for action

    In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 17 years after Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisition first started, the Navy said its version of the F-35 is ready for combat.

  • Cyber spoofing attack hits Labor, Transportation Departments

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the cybersecurity firm Anomali Labs says it’s found a malicious server hosting two separate phishing campaigns targeting government contractors looking to do business with the Labor and Transportation departments.

  • 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 have no members starting Friday, unless Congress passes a temporary term extension or finds a way to confirm new nominees.

  • USPS exploring idea of self-driving mail trucks

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. Postal Service is asking industry for an autonomous vehicle that can follow a route while a mail carrier is able to sort the mail for delivery.

  • CBO: DoD will need $735B by 2033 to cover cost of plans

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office takes a look at just how much it will cost for the Defense Department to go through with all of its plans for the near future.