Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is designed to protect employees from unjust disciplinary action at work. It helps to ensure that federal employee job performance is evaluated based on merit, not political standing or discriminatory bias.

If you have faced disciplinary action as a federal employee, you may need representation before the MSPB to protect your job. At Southworth PC, we defend people in hearings and forums that involve the MSPB and jeopardize our clients’ status as a federal employee.

With nearly 30 years of combined experience and a focus exclusively on federal employment law, we can be your advocate in these complex cases. Contact our office in Atlanta, Georgia, to work directly with attorneys Shaun C. Southworth. We can go to work for you.

What Adverse Agency Actions Can Be Challenged?

Most federal employees are subject to an initial probationary period in which the agency has more leeway to remove someone from his or her position due to performance issues. Once an employee is no longer in this probationary period, however, the agency must be able to prove any adverse agency action is warranted.

Examples of adverse agency action are removal from the position, suspension of more than 14 days, demotions, reductions in pay or mandatory leaves of absences longer than 30 days. Some cases also involve challenging the use of qualification examinations, denial of salary increases, restoration of reemployment rights, federal disability retirement, etc.

If you are concerned about your job status as a federal employee and believe the action taken against you was not justified, contact us. Reach us via email or call 888-899-7284​ to set up a consultation. We can help.