Developments at the MSPB: On November 8, 2013, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) published a Solicitation of Public Comments in the Federal Register (78 Fed.Reg. 67,076-67,077). Comments are due December 9, 2013.
Developments at the OSC: On September 10, 2013, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) issued its annual report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2012. This report demonstrated greatly increasing enforcement activity by OSC, but also increased hurdles for cases reaching the investigation stage and increased case backlogs.
Developments at the MSPB: On January 31, 2012, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) issued its annual report for FY 2012. The report reflects a substantial decrease in new appeal filings at the MSPB, and several significant changes in the overall mix of cases heard by the MSPB as compared to prior years.