Bill Would Extend MSPB Appeal Rights to 7,500 Postal Employees

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Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., has proposed a bill to grant thousands of Postal Service employees the right to appeal employment grievances to the executive branch’s quasi-judicial agency.

The bill would allow USPS workers “in a supervisory, professional, technical, clerical, administrative, or managerial position covered by the Executive and Administrative Schedule” to file a claim with the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Connolly called his bill a “simple legislative fix” to extend MSPB-appeal rights to 7,500 mid-level management employees at the Postal Service who had previously been denied the ability due to “narrow legal interpretations” of existing law.

“My bill ensures that MSPB appeal rights over adverse actions apply fairly to all Postal supervisors and managers, which will save taxpayer dollars through the avoidance of costly lawsuits,” Connolly said. 

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