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We Defend the Rights of Federal Workers in all 50 States

At Leitner Varughese Warywoda, our dedicated attorneys are here to provide government employees with unwavering representation in a wide range of MSPB employment cases. Whether you're facing an unjust dispute, an arbitrary situation, or discrimination at work, our team is ready to step in and fight for your rights.


The way we approach your case will depend on its unique nature and your employment status. If you're part of a bargaining unit, in probationary status, or hold a supervisory position, our seasoned MSPB lawyers will skillfully litigate your case. Rest assured, we will thoroughly analyze every detail of your situation and start building a strategic plan without delay. 


Don't face your employment challenges alone. Let our experienced attorneys provide you with the support and guidance you need. Contact us today and let's begin fighting for the justice and fairness you deserve.



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Our Firm Vigorously Represents Federal Employees in the following:

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Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Attorneys

As a federal employee, you have important rights and protections guaranteed by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. The Merit Systems Protection Board is responsible for ensuring that these rights are upheld, both in terms of content and procedure. This means that if you face any adverse personnel actions, such as wrongful termination, suspension, discipline or demotion, sexual harassment, reduction in force, denial of disability benefits, retaliation for reporting misconduct, or discriminatory treatment, you have the right to appeal to the MSPB. We are here to help you navigate through these processes and protect your rights.

Being subjected to wrongful discipline or termination from a federal employment position is undoubtedly a challenging time. However, with our skilled and experienced MSPB attorneys by your side, you can find solace and guidance. We understand the intricacies of the MSPB process and will shoulder much of the burden for you. If you are facing a federal employment law issue, we urge you to reach out to us for a case evaluation by filling out the form below or giving us a call.


In the sections below, we offer valuable insights, along with a comprehensive Q&A, about Merit Systems Protection Board Law and your rights as a federal employee. This information, although informative, is general in nature. To obtain personalized advice for your case, we strongly recommend contacting one of our MSPB attorneys. You can easily reach us at (855) LV LAW (585-2969) or by completing the form below. We will promptly respond to your inquiry.

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is an independent and quasi-judicial agency within the Executive Branch. It serves as the guardian of federal merit system principles, ensuring fair treatment for federal employees. Upholding the rights granted by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the MSPB acts as a judicial court for federal employees to appeal various adverse personnel actions.


Comprised of three members, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, the MSPB is responsible for addressing a wide range of matters, including:


  • Adverse actions like removals, terminations, suspensions of 15 days or more, brief furloughs, demotions, and specific pay reductions.

  • Administrative decisions regarding an individual's rights or benefits under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), and administrative decisions under the Federal Employees’ Retirement (FERS) System appealed from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

  • Appeals filed under acts such as the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and the Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).

  • Cases brought by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), including complaints related to Prohibited Personnel Practices (PPP), Whistleblower Actions, Corrective Actions, and violations of the Hatch Act.

  • The board also reviews regulations alleged to require or result in the commission of a prohibited personnel practice by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

  • Finally, the MSPB ensures compliance with its final orders and settlement agreements as necessary.


With its expansive jurisdiction and steadfast commitment to upholding the merit system, the Merit Systems Protection Board plays a vital role in safeguarding the rights and interests of federal employees.

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