[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2000]
[Pages 448-450]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]



MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD

Fifth Floor, 1615 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20419

Phone, 202-653-7124. Internet, www.mspb.gov.
Chair                                             Beth S. Slavet, Acting
    Chief of Staff                                Terry Vann
Vice Chair                                        (vacancy)
Member                                            Susanne T. Marshall

Office of the Chairman:                             

    Chief Administrative Law Judge                Paul G. Streb
    Director, Financial and                       Robert W. Lawshe
            Administrative Management
    Director, Information Resources               Barbara B. Wade
            Management
    Director, Office of Appeals Counsel           Stephen E. Alpern
    Director, Office of Equal Employment          Janice E. Pirkle
            Opportunity
    Director, Office of Policy and                John Palguta
            Evaluation
    Director, Office of Regional                  Darrell L. Netherton
            Operations
    General Counsel                               Mary L. Jennings

[For the Merit Systems Protection Board statement of organization, see 
        the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 5, Part 1200]

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The Merit Systems Protection Board protects the integrity of Federal 
merit systems and the rights of Federal employees working in the 
systems. In overseeing the personnel practices of the Federal 
Government, the Board conducts special studies of the merit systems, 
hears and decides charges of wrongdoing and employee appeals of adverse 
agency actions, and orders corrective and disciplinary actions when 
appropriate.

The Merit Systems Protection Board is a successor agency to the United 
States Civil Service Commission, established by act of January 16, 1883 
(22 Stat. 403). Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1978 (5 U.S.C. app.) 
redesignated part of the

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Commission as the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Activities

The Board has responsibility for hearing and adjudicating appeals by 
Federal employees of adverse personnel actions, such as removals, 
suspensions, and demotions. It also resolves cases involving 
reemployment rights, the denial of periodic step increases in pay, 
actions against administrative law judges, and charges of prohibited 
personnel practices, including charges in connection with 
whistleblowing. The Board has the authority to enforce its decisions and 
to order corrective and disciplinary actions. An employee or applicant 
for employment involved in an appealable action that also involves an 
allegation of discrimination may ask the Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission to review a Board decision. Final decisions and orders of the 
Board can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal 
Circuit.
    The Board reviews regulations issued by the Office of Personnel 
Management and has the authority to require agencies to cease compliance 
with any regulation that could constitute a prohibited personnel 
practice. It also conducts special studies of the civil service and 
other executive branch merit systems and reports to the President and 
the Congress on whether the Federal work force is being adequately 
protected against political abuses and prohibited personnel practices.

                                Regional Offices--Merit Systems Protection Board
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              Region                         Address                        Director                 Telephone
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Atlanta Regional Office..........  401 W. Peachtree St. NW.,   Thomas J. Lanphear...............    404-730-2751
                                    30308.
Central Regional Office..........  31st Fl., 230 S. Dearborn   Martin W. Baumgaertner...........    312-353-2923
                                    St., Chicago, IL 60604.
Northeastern Regional Office.....  Rm. 501, 2d & Chestnut      Lonnie L. Crawford, Jr...........    215-597-9960
                                    Sts., Philadelphia, PA
                                    19106.
Washington Regional Office.......  Suite 1109, 5203 Leesburg   P.J. Winzer......................    703-756-6250
                                    Pike, Falls Church, VA
                                    22041.
Western Regional Office..........  4th Fl., 250 Montgomery     Denis Marachi....................    415-705-2935
                                    St., San Francisco, CA
                                    94104.
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                                  Field Offices--Merit Systems Protection Board
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              Region                          Address               Chief Administrative Judge       Telephone
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Boston, MA........................  Suite 1810, 99 Summer St.,   William Carroll................    617-424-5700
                                     02110.
Dallas, TX........................  Rm. 6F20, 1100 Commerce      Sharon Jackson.................    214-767-0555
                                     St., 75242.
Denver, CO........................  Suite 100, 12567 W. Cedar    Joseph H. Hartman..............    303-969-5101
                                     Dr., Lakewood, CO 80228.
New York, NY......................  Rm. 3137A, 26 Federal Plz.,  Arthur Joseph..................    212-264-9372
                                     10278.
Seattle, WA.......................  Rm. 1840, 915 2d Ave.,       Carl Berkenwald................    206-220-7975
                                     98174.
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For further information, contact the Merit Systems Protection Board, 
1120 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20419. Phone, 202-653-7200 or 
800-209-8960. TDD, 202-653-8896. Fax, 202-653-7130. Internet, 
www.mspb.gov.

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