Category Archives: Government News

Patrick Pizzella Designated FLRA Acting Chairman

President Donald J. Trump has designated Patrick Pizzella as Acting Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.  Acting Chairman Pizzella has served as a Member of the Authority – the FLRA’s three-Member decisional component – since November 2013.  Member Ernest DuBester, whom President Obama designated as FLRA Chairman on January 5, 2017, after Chairman CarolContinue Reading

Mark Robbins Designated Acting MSPB Chairman

On January 23, 2017, President Donald Trump designated Mark Robbins as Vice Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board.  Pending re-establishment of a Board quorum, Mr. Robbins will perform the functions vested by Title 5 in the Office of the Chairman.  Mr. Robbins was nominated by President Barack Obama on December 5, 2011, to serveContinue Reading

MSPB: Frequently Asked Questions about the Lack of Board Quorum

MSPB: Frequently Asked Questions about the Lack of Board Quorum The Merit Systems Protection Board recently issued this Q&A which helps explain what happens at MSPB when there no quorum at the Board.  We thought it would be helpful to reproduce it here. How are Board members appointed? Board members are nominated by the PresidentContinue Reading

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