Legislation Would Extend Appeal Rights to Some Postal Employees

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Legislation was rcently introduced in the House to extend MSPB appeal rights to certain Postal Service employees.

The Postal Employee Appeal Rights Amendments Act (H.R. 942) was introduced by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and David McKinley (R-WV). It would extend MSPB appeal rights over adverse personnel actions to any Postal Service employee who is a non-bargaining unit career and non-career employee in a supervisory, professional, technical, clerical, administrative, or managerial position covered by the Executive and Administrative Schedule; and has completed 1 year of current continuous service in the same or similar positions.

“All Postal Service employees should have the basic right to appeal an adverse personnel action,” said Connolly. “Unfortunately, up until now, some mid-level managers have been left exposed without access to MSPB appeal rights. Our legislation seeks to remedy this unintended carve-out.”

According to the Congressmen, approximately 7,500 mid-level management employees within the Postal Service do not currently have appeal rights which they say has resulted in an inequity among employees and led to unnecessary costs.

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