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Appeal Rights

gavelFederal employees who are subjected to an adverse or performance-based action, as well as to certain other actions, have a variety of appeal and grievance rights. Depending on the issues involved, they may pursue the matter within their agency, appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board, or file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Office of Special Counsel.

We review decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board and arbitrators to exercise our authority under chapter 77 of title 5 to intervene or seek reconsideration of erroneous third party decisions.  We also provide guidance to Federal agencies and employees on available appeal and grievance rights.

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