This is a modest increase over last year’s proposal for OSC ($18.7M), which accounts for an estimated $2M required to implement the new Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. Experts have said that such an increase is “conservative.” Insufficient funding for OSC has been a problem for decades.
The requested amount for MSPB seems to be flat-lining, if not slightly lower than in FY 2013.
Last year’s proposals can be found here.
Source: White House Budget for 2014.