No Quorum at the MSPB: What it Means for You

 

Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., wrote the article, "No Quorum at the MSPB: What it Means for You" for the April edition of Federal Times. Her article also appears on the Federal Times website under the "Ask the Lawyer" blog.

 

Read an excerpt of the article below:

You may have missed the February announcement from the Merit Systems Protection Board that it lacks a quorum. That means the board is unable to issue decisions by board members, so decisions of its administrative judges are not reviewable by the board until a quorum is restored.

The MSPB is currently without two of its three board members after the resignation of then-Chairman Susan Grundmann on Jan. 7 and the earlier resignation and lack of replacement for the previous vice chairman, whose term expired in March 2015.

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