Merit Systems Protection Board 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: E8-20409
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501) the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has forwarded an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a new information collection activity. This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: E8-12380
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-04
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct a new information collection activity. Before submitting the Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval, MSPB is soliciting comments on aspects of the proposed information collection including the public reporting burden in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 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 20 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 or other forms of information technology.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: E8-11877
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-28
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) announces that it is planning to submit a request for a three-year extension of an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting this ICR to OMB for review and approval, MSPB is soliciting comments on specific aspects of its information collection activities as described below.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: E8-11611
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) is to be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. This is a request for a new collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost. On March 6, 2008 (Federal Register Volume 73, Number 45, page 12220), MSPB sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). MSPB received only one comment.
Child Nutrition Programs-Income Eligibility Guidelines
Document Number: Z8-7475
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions, Department of the Navy, Department of the Treasury, Food Nutrition Service, Food and Nutrition Service
Streamlining Regulations
Document Number: Z8-6934
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
Final Regulatory Changes Regarding Department of Homeland Security Personnel System
Document Number: E8-8092
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-18
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
As the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or ``the Board'') explained in its notice of Interim Regulatory Changes Regarding Department of Homeland Security Personnel System, Federal Register, 72 FR 56883, October 5, 2007, it 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.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Merit Systems Protection Board
Document Number: E8-7324
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Merit Systems Protection Board, with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is adopting as final, without change, the interim MSPB rule that supplements the executive-branch- wide Standards of Ethical Conduct (Standards) issued by OGE and, with certain exceptions, requires MSPB employees to obtain approval before engaging in outside employment.
Streamlining Regulations
Document Number: E8-6934
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-03
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Merit Systems Protection Board (``MSPB'') is issuing a revised interim rule amending several provisions of its practices and procedures regulations to improve the agency's service to its customers by facilitating the expeditious adjudication of appeals. This revised interim rule is intended to streamline MSPB case adjudication. It revises and adds to the regulatory changes undertaken in an interim rule issued by the MSPB on September 18, 2003. (68 FR 54651) This revised interim rule reflects the comments received from MSPB adjudicators and practitioners based on their experiences with the implementation of the current interim rule. The MSPB is soliciting comments concerning this revised interim rule, as well as additional comments concerning the September 18, 2003 interim rule. The MSPB will issue a final rule following the end of the comment period for this revised interim rule. All comments received during the comment period will be taken into consideration in drafting the final rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: E8-4292
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
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 Federal employee surveys for a period of two 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.
Final Rule for Implementation of Electronic Filing
Document Number: E8-3515
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is adopting as a final rule the interim rule governing electronic filing (e-filing) that it promulgated in 2003, as amended the following year, and as further amended by the present notice. When first promulgated in 2003, the online application was restricted to the filing of new appeals; subsequent documents could only be delivered via electronic mail (e- mail). A year later, we modified the rule to reflect that e-Appeal Online could be used to file almost any type of pleading. As further modified in the present Notice, the rule recognizes the MSPB's online Repository of case-related documents that enables parties and their representatives to access the pleadings and MSPB issuances related to the particular employment controversies in which they are involved. The modified rule also contains a requirement that e-filers who include three (3) or more attachments with a pleading describe each attachment. Finally, although not a part of this final rule, the MSPB is giving serious consideration to making e-filing mandatory for agencies and attorneys who represent appellants in MSPB proceedings. Although any such rule could only be issued following a new Federal Register notice, we welcome comments on this issue at the present time.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection
Document Number: E8-2907
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-15
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) announces that it is planning to submit a request for a three-year extension of an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting this ICR to OMB for review and approval, MSPB is soliciting comments on specific aspects of its information collection activities as described below.
Practices and Procedures
Document Number: E8-2104
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or the Board) is amending its rules of practice and procedure to clarify a number of matters: That the date of receipt of an agency decision is date on which the petitioner receives it; that a witness who is not a federal employee may obtain an order requiring the payment of witness fees; that the time for filing a petition for review begins on the date the initial decision is first received by either the appellant or the representative; and that complaints of discrimination must be clearly marked as raising such an issue. The Board also amends its mixed case procedures to make clear that any case older than 120 days is subject to the 30 day filing requirement once the appellant receives the agency's final decision. The Board also deletes an outdated reference to Appendix 1.
Practices and Procedures
Document Number: E8-447
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-14
Agency: Merit Systems Protection Board, Agencies and Commissions
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 Northeastern Regional Office. On January 22, 2008, the Board relocates its Northeastern Regional Office from the U.S. Customhouse, Room 501, Second and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2987, to 1601 Market Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Appendix II of this part is amended to show the new address. The Northeastern Office telephone numbers remain unchanged.