Scheme Nickname: 
Formal ALJ adjudication - primarily original jurisdiction cases

Formal adjudication by the Office of the Administrative Law Judge of appeals by federal employees (or applicants) challenging covered adverse agency actions and/or prohibited personnel practices by federal agencies. Adjudications are conducted by administrative law judges and arise primarily (though not exclusively) under the Board's original jurisdiction. Covered matters include: complaints filed by the Special Counsel; proposed removals of administrative law judges; and appeals filed by MSPB employees related to adverse employment actions by the Board. (See 5 CFR pt. 1201, subpt. D; 5 CFR 1201.13).

[Note: Since MSPB does not currently employ an ALJ, the adjudicatory functions of the Office of the Administrative Law Judge are performed under reimbursable interagency agreements with the Federal Trade Commission, the Coast Guard, and the Environmental Protection Agency.]

Adjudication Levels: 
LevelName of OfficeSub-Agency/Bureau/Division:Are administrative appeals permitted from final decisions at this stage?
Hearing Level
Executive Director
Yes (All Types of Cases)
Appeal Level 1
Types of Adjudication: 
Type A
Type B
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified
Is this a Major Adjudication: