About MSPB Watch®

MSPB Watch LLC is a newsgathering and publishing company that seeks to hold the federal government honest and accountable. It focuses on the custodians of the civil service and 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.

What does MSPB Watch do?

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

In addition to the Merit Systems Protection Board, MSPB Watch oversees other whistleblower-related entities, such as employing agencies, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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 or provide legal services?

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. MSPB Watch does not offer legal services, nor is it subject to rules of professional conduct governing lawyers. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your particular situation.

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

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.