Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)

Some key features of litigating before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) are –

Whistleblower claims historically have not had a high success rate at MSPB, but perseverance can pay off.  For example, following more than a seven-year legal saga, Teresa Chambers won full restoration as Chief of the U.S. Park Police.

In addition to new favorable case law, the recent enactment of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act closed several egregious judicially-created loopholes. Nonetheless, MSPB litigation can be a lengthy and daunting process.