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Open Government Initiative: Transparency, Participation, Collaboration

Open Government Plan - April 7, 2010

The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is committed to the principles outlined in President Obama's Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, issued on January 21, 2009. We will make more of its mission-related and financial data available and accessible to the public, researchers, and academics. We will operate under a presumption that requested records should be released unless there is an overwhelming need to protect the privacy interests of individuals or the security concerns of other Federal agencies.

This Open Government Webpage provides direct links to data, documents, and other useful information frequently requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or that the MSPB otherwise believes is of interest to the public. We will be proactive in our approach to transparency, participation, and collaboration, and we will update this site frequently.

The MSPB's records, like those throughout the Federal Government, belong to the American people. If you have comments, complaints, or suggestions regarding the content of MSPB's Open Government Webpage, please contact us at open government@mspb.gov.

Susan Tsui Grundmann, Chairman
January 20, 2010


Senior Accountable Official:

In accordance with the Open Government Directive, the MSPB delegated a high-level senior official to be accountable for the quality and objectivity of its Federal spending information. This senior leader will ensure that the information conforms to OMB guidance on information quality and adequate systems and processes are in place within the MSPB to promote such conformity.

Kevin Nash, Acting Director, Financial and Administrative Management


Data Sources Records and Reports

Case Processing Data - HQ: Petitions for review filed, petitions pending, and decisions issued (1993 to present, by month).

Case Processing Data - Regions & Field Offices: Initial appeals filed, appeals pending, and decisions issued (1993 to present, by month).

Performance Management Measures: Responses to 37 performance management-related questions from the 2007 Merit Principles Survey.

FOIA Annual Reports

Letter to Congress Regarding Sequestration
This letter was sent on February 21, 2013 to U.S. Senators Carper, Coburn, Tester, Portman, Lautenberg, and Johanns, and U.S. Representatives Issa, Cummings, Crenshaw, and Serrano.


Comments on MSPB's Open Government Plan New!

Press Release Requesting Comments on Open.gov Plan
  

Federal Register Notice Requesting Comments on Open.gov Plan
  


MSPB greatly appreciates the thoughtful comments we received, and we welcome additional input. We currently are evaluating these suggestions, and we will post our responses as soon as possible.

Comments on Open Government Plan from AFGE
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Sample Stakeholder Letters
Stakeholder Letter Recipients