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MSPB Proposes Changes to Governing Regulations

By John V. Berry,

For the first time since 1979, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has sought to amend their rules of practice contained within Title 5 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  The new proposed rules are available in the Federal Register at  The changes to the regulations governing practice before the MSPB are extensive and readers are invited to review them.  The MSPB has sought comments to these proposed regulations by July 23, 2012.

On first review, there appear to be a number of changes relating to timing issues in cases and some changes to the MSPB's discovery procedures.  There are a number of other changes as well.  Our law firm represents federal employees before the MSPB and can be contacted at for legal representation before the MSPB.