[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162 (Thursday, August 21, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 49423]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19851]



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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 162 / Thursday, August 21, 2014 / 
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MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD

5 CFR Parts 1201 and 1210


Practices and Procedures; Appeal of Removal or Transfer of Senior 
Executive Service Employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs; 
Corrections

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) 
published an interim final rule in the Federal Register on August 19, 
2014, amending its rules of practice and procedure to adapt the Board's 
regulations to legislative changes that have created new laws 
applicable to the removal or transfer of Senior Executive Service 
employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. This document corrects 
the interim final rule by revising these sections.

DATES: Effective on August 19, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William D. Spencer, Clerk of the 
Board, Merit Systems Protection Board, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20419; phone: (202) 653-7200; fax: (202) 653-7130; or email: 
mspb@mspb.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This interim final rule is necessary to 
adapt the MSPB's regulations to recent amendments to Federal law 
contained in section 707 of the Veterans' Access to Care through 
Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, Public Law 113-
146 (the Act). The Act was signed by the President on August 7, 2014, 
and took effect on that same date. These are technical corrections to 
definitions and citations.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Parts 1201 and 1210

    Administrative practice and procedure.

    Accordingly, 5 CFR part 1210 is corrected by making the following 
correcting amendments:

PART 1210--PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES FOR AN APPEAL OF A REMOVAL OR 
TRANSFER OF A SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE EMPLOYEE BY THE SECRETARY OF 
THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

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1. The authority citation for part 1210 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 1204 and 7701, and 38 U.S.C. 713.

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2. In Sec.  1210.2, revise paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  1210.2  Definitions.

    (a) The term employee covered by this part means an individual 
career appointee as that term is defined in 5 U.S.C. 3132(a)(4) or an 
individual who occupies an administrative or executive position and is 
appointed under 38 U.S.C. 7306(a) or 7401(1). (38 U.S.C. 713(a) and 
(g)).
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3. In Sec.  1210.18, revise paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  1210.18  Burden of proof, standard of review, and penalty.

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    (b) Appellant. The appellant has the burden of proof, by a 
preponderance of the evidence, concerning:
    (1) Issues of jurisdiction;
    (2) The timeliness of the appeal; and
    (3) Affirmative defenses.
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William D. Spencer,
Clerk of the Board.
[FR Doc. 2014-19851 Filed 8-19-14; 8:45 am]
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