MSPB & Federal Employment Law FAQs

Federal Employment Retirement Benefits

What is the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)?
Do US Postal Service employees qualify for Federal disability retirement benefits?
Can I obtain a waiver for the time limit placed on applying for FERS disability retirement benefits?
What if I was denied for FERS disability benefits?

Merit System Protection Board Appeals

Which entities hear appeals of the MSPB?
What is the largest amount the MSPB has awarded?
Under which branch of government does the Merit Systems Protection Board fall?

Federal Whistleblower Protections

What is the Whistleblowing Protection Act?

Federal Reduction In Force (RIF)

When a Federal Agency has their budget cut, do they have alternatives other than RIFs?
What Duties Does A Federal Agency Have For Maintaining Re-Employment Priority Lists?
What Is A VSIP, or Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment?
What Should I Do If My Agency Is Considering a RIF?
Where Can I find the Regulatory Requirements Governing a Reduction In Force?
What Are the 'Two Rounds' of RIF Competition?
Where can I see a sample Retention Register?

Disciplinary and Adverse Actions

Is the procedure for disciplining a Federal employee based on misconduct treated differently from discipline based on poor performance?
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