Merit Systems Protection Board 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: 06-9681
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-14
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is forwarding the following proposed information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval: MSPB Form 185, a revised paper Appeal Form; and e-Appeal, an electronic application for filing an appeal with the Board.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: E6-19914
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-27
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct employee surveys for a period of three years from the approval date. Before submitting the Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval, MSPB is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). In this regard, we are soliciting comments on the public reporting burden. The reporting burden for the collection of information on this form is estimated to average 30 minutes per respondent, including time for reviewing instructions and completing the survey. In addition, the MSPB invites comments on (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSPB's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of MSPB's estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: E6-19521
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-20
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request for a new collection. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Membership of the Merit Systems Protection Board's Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board
Document Number: E6-18037
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given of the members of the Performance Review Board.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: 06-7831
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) intends to request approval of a revised information collection from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 and 3507). The currently approved information collection is the MSPB Appeal Form, MSPB Form 185 (OMB Control Number 3124-0009). The MSPB intends to make one substantive change to the information collected on the MSPB Appeal Form: Individuals who file appeals with the MSPB will be required to provide the last four digits of their Social Security numbers. In addition, several minor edits have been made to the Appeal Form to make the process easier to understand. At this time, the MSPB is requesting public comments on the revised MSPB Form 185, which is available for review on the MSPB Web site at http://mspb.gov/headlinespage.html. In addition to soliciting comments on the changes to the Appeal Form, we are also soliciting comments on the public reporting burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: E6-15025
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-12
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Merit Systems Board is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct employee surveys for a period of three years from the approval date. Before submitting the Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval, MSPB is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the information collection in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). In this regard, we are soliciting comments on the public reporting burden. The reporting burden for the collection of information on this form is estimated to average 30 minutes per respondent, including time for reviewing instructions and completing the survey. In addition, the MSPB invites comments on (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSPB's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of MSPB's estimate of burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology.
Actions Filed by Administrative Law Judges
Document Number: E6-9239
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is amending its regulation governing actions filed by an administrative law judge (ALJ) under 5 U.S.C. 7521 to repeal the standard for establishing a constructive removal under the statute that was formerly incorporated in the regulation. The standard for establishing a constructive removal is addressed in the Board's case law. The amended regulation provides procedural guidance for ALJ-initiated actions alleging violation of section 7521.
Testimony by MSPB Employees and Production of Official Records in Legal Proceedings
Document Number: 06-3373
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-10
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
This final rule amends the Merit Systems Protection Board's (MSPB or ``the Board'') rules by setting out procedures that requesters have to follow when making demands on or requests to an MSPB employee to produce official records or provide testimony relating to official information in connection with a legal proceeding in which the MSPB is not a party. The final rule establishes procedures to respond to such demands and requests in an orderly and consistent manner. The final rule promotes uniformity in decisions, protects confidential information, provides guidance to requesters, and reduces the potential for both inappropriate disclosures of official information and wasteful allocation of agency resources.