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About MSPB Watch

MSPB Watch™ is a web-based, government accountability organization that works to ensure that MSPB, the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, adheres to its mission of “protect[ing] Federal merit systems and the rights of individuals within those systems.” MSPB adjudicates cases brought by federal employees and whistleblowers and issues studies related to the civil service and other merit systems in the executive branch. If you’re new to the site, start here.

What does MSPB Watch do? What does it cover?

MSPB Watch engages in research, education, outreach, and advocacy to raise awareness about whistleblower protection and merit systems issues.

In addition to the Merit Systems Protection Board, MSPB Watch may review other whistleblower-related entities, such as the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, or non-profit government oversight organizations, as the need arises.

Who founded MSPB Watch?

MSPB Watch was founded by David Pardo, an attorney, federal whistleblower, and whistleblowers’ rights advocate.

Is MSPB Watch connected with any organization? How is it funded?

MSPB Watch is not affiliated with any political party or organization. Its only source of funding at this time is minimal advertising revenue that covers administrative costs.

Does MSPB Watch offer legal advice?

No. The information provided on this site is a public resource of general information which is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete, and up-to-date. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your particular situation.

Contacting MSPB Watch does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Can MSPB Watch represent me before OSC/MSPB?

As an organization, MSPB Watch does not represent clients. However, Mr. Pardo does represent clients before OSC and MSPB, among other venues. More information is available at attorneypardo.com.

Can MSPB Watch file an amicus brief in my case?

Yes, depending on the public interest issues in the case, the case’s procedural posture, and staff availability.

My case raises important public interest issues. Can I get publicity for it?

Yes. For best results, see this: publicity policy.

What is your commenting policy?

Comments may be moderated at the discretion of the site owner. Commenters will be banned if found to be engaging in defamatory or abusive conduct.

Can I copy what I see, to repost elsewhere or for other purposes?

Yes, provided you give attribution and use it for non-commercial purposes, absent a waiver. MSPB Watch uses a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

How do I contact MSPB Watch?

Inquiries will be kept private.

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