[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 140 (Monday, July 22, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 43753]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-17508]

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5 CFR Part 1201

Practices and Procedures

AGENCY: Merit Systems Protection Board.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is 
adopting as final an interim rule that amended the requirement that 
agencies provide a copy of the MSPB appeal form when the agency issues 
a decision notice to an employee on a matter that is appealable to 

DATES: Effective July 22, 2013.

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: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 11, 2013, the Board published an 
interim final rule amending 5 CFR 1201.21(c). 78 FR 21517. Prior to 
publication of this interim rule, this regulation required that, when a 
federal agency issues a decision notice to an employee on a matter that 
is appealable to MSPB, the federal agency must provide the employee 
with ``[a] copy of the MSPB appeal form . . . .'' The interim rule 
amended this regulation to allow federal agencies to provide employees 
``[a] copy, or access to a copy, of the MSPB appeal form . . . .''
    The Board received no comments in response to the interim rule. 
Therefore, the Board has determined to adopt the interim rule as final 
without change.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 1201

    Administrative practice and procedure.

William D. Spencer,
Clerk of the Board.

Interim Rule Adopted as Final Without Change

Accordingly, the interim rule amending 5 CFR 1201.21(c), which was 
published at 78 FR 21517, on April 11, 2013, is adopted as a final rule 
without change.

[FR Doc. 2013-17508 Filed 7-19-13; 8:45 am]