Agency culture and a poor understanding of the disciplinary process are some of the biggest challenges supervisors, managers and senior executives said they face when trying to fire an employee for misconduct. The Merit Systems Protection Board surveyed 10,000 federal managers about their understanding and opinions of civil adverse action procedures.
Mark Robbins, the lone member and chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, has personally voted on 750 petitions for review since the agency lost its second member last January. Robbins’ term expires in March.
The president’s new executive order on the employee removal process makes some significant changes for federal workers.
President Donald Trump’s second executive order offers new limitations on official time, as well as restrictions to federal union use of agency office space and property.