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 serve as a Member of the MSPB. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 26, 2012. His term expires on March 1, 2018.