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Course Title: Taking Performance-Based Actions Under 5 U.S.C. Chapters 43 and 75

Course Description:

Christopher Burton
Associate Director
Office of Appeals Counsel
Merit Systems Protection Board

Geraldine Rowe
Associate Director
Office of Appeals Counsel
Merit Systems Protection Board


The presenters will provide expert knowledge on the topic of performance-based actions with a review of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) case law and an examination of performance-based actions under 5 U.S.C. chapter 43 and chapter 75. This Roundtable will broaden Employee and Labor Relations practitioners’ understanding of the requirements for performance-based actions and the two major processes established by law for dealing with poor performance. The speakers will engage Employee Relations practitioners on many facets of this important topic, to include the following:

  • Presenting a supportable and successful performance-based action at the MSPB
  • Understanding the legal framework of merit-based principles and constitutional law to comport with the right of due process
  • Reviewing the key elements required by Chapter 43 and Chapter 75 and their significance
  • Recognizing the strategic advantages and flexibility available through either Chapter 43 or Chapter 75 to address poor performance
The audience viewing the Roundtable will have the opportunity to ask questions of our distinguished presenters on the matters discussed. Please send all questions to

Location: Webcast only

      DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2017
      TIME: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Estimated Time to Complete Course: 1.5 hours

Registration: To register, click here: by 5:00 p.m. ET on September 19, 2017. Registrations will be accepted only through this web link, and a Federal government e-mail address must be provided at registration, such as ".gov", ".mil" or ".edu."

Webcast viewers registering after the registration date may not receive instructions and materials in advance of the webcast. Webcast viewers who register by 5:00 p.m. ET on September 19, 2017, will receive instructions for viewing the webcast and materials by 5:00 p.m. ET on September 20, 2017.

Please note that after receipt of the instructions, viewers should contact their agency IT professionals for questions on webcast technical requirements.

Agency/Vendor Sponsor: Office of Personnel Management

Course Content Contact: Jason Thomas,

Cost: Free

Method: Webinar

HR Technical Competencies: Employee Relations; Labor Relations

General Competencies: Customer Service; Interpersonal Skills; Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence; Technical Competence

Leadership Competencies:

Roles:  Technical Specialist Technical Specialist

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

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