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Course Title: MSPB Case Law: Lessons Learned from the Most Influential Decisions


Course Description: In support of our ongoing effort to develop a highly skilled cadre of Employee and Labor Relations practitioners, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Partnership and Labor Relations will offer the next installment of its Roundtable series.

Michael Bogdanow
Senior Legal Liaison
Merit Systems Protection Board

This presentation will give an overview of the responsibilities of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The speaker will provide an update and examination of significant federal case law with a wide range of topics of interest to employee relations specialists and agency representatives. The discussion will encompass the most influential decisions that impact adverse and performance-based actions, appeal rights, and other matters relevant to the employee relations community. Moreover, the presenter will discuss best practices and pitfalls to avoid when preparing to defend a case at the MSPB. The presentation will include the following:
  • Role and function of the Merit Systems Protection Board
  • MSPB jurisdiction
  • Significant recent MSPB decisions
  • Best practices to help develop defensible cases

The audience viewing the Roundtable will have the opportunity to ask our distinguished presenter questions on the matters discussed. Please send all questions to

Location: Webcast

Schedule: Date: Tuesday, May 23, 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 May 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 May 19, 2017, will receive instructions for viewing the webcast and materials by 5:00 p.m. ET on May 22, 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: Employee Accountability,, 202-606-2930

Cost: Free

Method: Webinar

HR Technical Competencies: Employee Relations

General Competencies: Customer Service; Decision; Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence; Reasoning; Technical Competence

Leadership Competencies: External Awareness; Flexibility; Accountability; Customer Service; Decisiveness; Technical Credibility

Roles:  Technical Specialist Technical Specialist;   Advisor Advisor;   Strategic Partner Strategic Partner;   Leader Leader

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

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