Developments at the MSPB: On February 29, 2016, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) issued its Annual Report for FY 2015. This Annual Report, issued a mere 20 days after the MSPB's Annual Performance Report (analyzed in this blog), provided more detailed statistics concerning its caseload in FY 2015.
Developments at the EEOC: The EEOC's recently released FY 2010 Annual Report confirms that Federal Employees continue to experience discrimination in the workplace. The 16,480 individuals who filed discrimination claims in FY 2010 comprise a tiny proportion of the Federal Workforce (.3 percent of the overall Federal workforce, and .7 percent of the Executive Branch workforce), but the trend is still on the rise. According to the Report, "The number of complaints filed increased by 3.8% over the previous year and there was a 4.1% increase in the number of individuals who filed complaints over the same period."