Merit Systems Protection Board

What is the Merit Systems Protection Board?Merit Systems Protection Board

The Merit Systems Protection Board is a federal agency that protects the rights of federal civil service employees. The MSPB’s function is to primarily provide employees of the federal government with opportunities to appeal decisions that are adverse and/or unfair.  The MSPB decision makers are a group of people who are casually selected by the United States President because of their experience and qualifications.

MSPB Organization and Locations

MSPB Board Members office in Washington, D.C. which is where the majority of MSPB studies and appeals are conducted.  That being said, the United States government understands that federal employees are offices across the nation.  Thus, MSPB offices are located across the great states.  The closes MSPB Fort Worth office is located in Dallas.

Short Deadline to File Appeal of Personnel Decision

The most important thing to keep in mind regarding the MSPB is that in most cases, the employee must file an appeal of an adverse personnel decision within thirty days of the date that they were notified of the adverse decision.

The application for review by the MSPB can be filed online by using the MSPB’s “e-Appeal” online form at

Do I Need an MSPB Attorney?

People often attempt to handle MSPB appeals themselves.  Sometimes they are successful, sometimes they are not.  That being said, nothing compares to experience and reputation.  If you’re having trouble with your MSPB claim or the board is not taking you seriously, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us and let us help.  Susan Hutchison, Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC’s leading employment lawyer has over thirty years experience handling employment law claims.  She has a reputation for being a tenacious fighter and her attention to detail is well regarded.  If you would like to consult with a Fort Worth labor lawyer at Hutchison & Stoy, PLLC, call us today at (817)820-0100 of fill out a free case evaluation form online.