Interim Regulatory Changes Regarding Department of Homeland Security Personnel System
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or ``the Board'') is revising its regulations to clarify the procedures applicable to MSPB processing and adjudication of cases arising under the Department of Homeland Security's new human resources management system established pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002. As is discussed below, these revisions to the Board's regulations are necessary to reconcile the Board's regulations and procedures with final regulations published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on February 1, 2005, at 70 FR 5272.
Practices and Procedures
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is amending its rules of practice and procedure in this part to reflect the relocation of its Western Regional Office.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Merit Systems Protection Board
The Merit Systems Protection Board, with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing an interim regulation for employees of the MSPB that supplements the executive-branch-wide Standards of Ethical Conduct (Standards) issued by OGE. With certain exceptions, the supplemental regulation requires MSPB employees, except special Government employees, to obtain approval before engaging in outside employment.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
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.