Congress to tackle MPSB quorum, reconsider longer probationary periods this week

Federal News Radio: Congress is attempting to take a few long-awaited steps this week to put the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) on firmer footing.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday is expected to hear from the president’s nominees to fill all three open board seats at MSPB, while the House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee will consider the agency’s reauthorization.

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