MSPB Studies
The Merit System Principles: Keys to Managing the Federal Workforce
(1/12/2017)  
  
Adverse Actions: A Compilation of Articles
(12/13/2016)  
  
The Merit System Principles: Guiding the Fair and Effective Management of the Federal Workforce
(9/26/2016)  
  
Preventing Nepotism in the Federal Civil Service
(6/20/2016)  
  
Training & Development for the Senior Executive Service: A Necessary Investment
(12/17/2015)  
  
What is Due Process in Federal Civil Service Employment?
(5/11/2015)  
  
MSPB Finalized 2015-2018 Research Agenda
(2/19/2015)  
  
The Impact of Recruitment Strategy on Fair and Open Competition for Federal Jobs
(1/6/2015)  
  
Veterans' Employment Redress Laws in the Federal Civil Service
(11/7/2014)  
  
Veteran Hiring in the Civil Service: Practices and Perceptions
(8/19/2014)  
  
MSPB Proposed Research Agenda Topics for 2015 - 2018
(8/11/2014)  
  
Sexual Orientation and the Federal Workplace Policy & Perception
(5/7/2014)  
  
Evaluating Job Applicants: The Role of Training and Experience in Hiring
(1/30/2014)  
  
Preserving the Integrity of the Federal Merit Systems: Understanding and Addressing Perceptions of Favoritism
(12/17/2013)  
  
Clean Record Settlement Agreements and the Law
(12/5/2013)  
  
Managing Public Employees in the Public Interest: Employee Perspectives on Merit Principles in Federal Workplaces
(1/29/2013)  
  
Federal Employee Engagement: The Motivating Potential of Job Characteristics and Rewards
(1/7/2013)  
  
Employee Perceptions of Federal Workplace Violence
(9/27/2012)  
  
Blowing The Whistle: Barriers to Federal Employees Making Disclosures
(11/14/2011)  
  
Telework: Weighing the Information, Determining an Appropriate Approach
(10/31/2011)  
  
Prohibited Personnel Practices: Employee Perceptions
(8/26/2011)  
  
Women in the Federal Government: Ambitions and Achievements
(5/24/2011)  
  
MSPB Finalized 2011-2013 Research Agenda
(3/11/2011)  
  
Making the Right Connections: Targeting the Best Competencies for Training
(3/3/2011)  
  
Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees
(12/7/2010)  
  
A Call To Action: Improving First-Level Supervision of Federal Employees
(7/21/2010)  
  
Prohibited Personnel Practices: A Study Retrospective
(6/14/2010)  
  
Fair & Equitable Treatment: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining
(1/26/2010)  
  
As Supervisors Retire: An Opportunity to Reshape Organizations
(11/18/2009)  
  
Job Simulations: Trying Out for a Federal Job
(10/28/2009)  
  
Addressing Poor Performers and the Law
(9/29/2009)  
  
Managing for Engagement - Communication, Connection, and Courage
(8/24/2009)  
  
The Federal Government: A Model Employer or a Work in Progress?
(12/16/2008)  
  
The Power of Federal Employee Engagement
(11/17/2008)  
  
Alternative Discipline: Creative Solutions for Agencies to Effectively Address Employee Misconduct
(10/15/2008)  
  
Federal Appointment Authorities: Cutting through the Confusion
(7/24/2008)  
  
In Search of Highly Skilled Workers: A Study on the Hiring of Upper Level Employees From Outside the Federal Government
(3/25/2008)  
  
Attracting the Next Generation: A Look at Federal Entry-Level New Hires
(2/8/2008)  
  
Accomplishing our Mission, Results of the Merit Principles Survey 2005
(2/8/2007)  
  
A Report on the Proceedings, The Practice of Merit, A Symposium
(2/1/2007)  
  
Navigating the Probationary Period After Van Wersch and McCormick (2007)
(1/1/2007)  
  
Reforming Federal Hiring -- Beyond Faster and Cheaper
(9/1/2006)  
  
Contracting Officer Representatives Managing the Government's Technical Experts to Achieve Positive Contract Outcomes
(5/1/2006)  
  
Designing an Effective Pay for Performance Compensation System
(3/1/2006)  
  
Building a High-Quality Workforce, The Federal Career Intern Program
(10/3/2005)  
  
Reference Checking in Federal Hiring: Making the Call
(9/1/2005)  
  
The Probationary Period: A Critical Assessment Opportunity (2005)
(1/1/2005)  
  
Managing Federal Recruitment: Issues, Insights, and Illustrations
(9/1/2004)  
  
Customer Satisfaction Survey Results: The Readers' Voice
(9/1/2004)  
  
Identifying Talent through Technology -- Automated Hiring Systems in Federal Agencies
(8/1/2004)  
  
What's On the Minds of Federal Human Capital Stakeholders?
(5/1/2004)  
  
The Federal Workforce for the 21st Century: Results of the Merit Principles Survey 2000
(11/1/2003)  
  
Help Wanted: A Review of Federal Vacancy Announcements
(4/1/2003)  
  
The Federal Selection Interview: Unrealized Potential
(2/1/2003)  
  
Making the Public Service Work -- Recommendations for Change
(9/1/2002)  
  
Customer Satisfaction Survey Results: MSPB Readers Speak Out
(6/20/2002)  
  
The Federal Merit Promotion Program: Process vs. Outcome
(2/1/2002)  
  
Assessing Federal Job Seekers in a Delegated Examining Environment
(2/1/2002)  
  
Growing Leaders: The Presidential Management Intern Program
(8/1/2001)  
  
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management in Retrospect -- Achievements and Challenges After Two Decades
(1/1/2001)  
  
Competing for Federal Jobs: Job Experiences of New Hires
(2/1/2000)  
  
Restoring Merit to Federal Hiring: Why Two Special Hiring Programs Should Be Ended
(1/1/2000)  
  
The Role of Delegated Examining Units: Hiring New Employees in a Decentralized Civil Service
(8/1/1999)  
  
Federal Supervisors and Poor Performers" -- the second in a series which looks at human resources issues in the Federal governme
(7/1/1999)  
  
Office of Policy and Evaluation Customer Survey Results
(6/1/1999)  
  
Civil Service Evaluation: The Evolving Role of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(7/1/1998)  
  
Federal Supervisors and Strategic Human Resources Management
(6/1/1998)  
  
The Changing Federal Workplace: Employee Perspectives
(3/1/1998)  
  
Adherence to the Merit Principles in the Workplace: Federal Employees' Views
(9/1/1997)  
  
Achieving a Representative Federal Workforce: Addressing the Barriers to Hispanic Participation
(9/1/1997)  
  
Fair and Equitable Treatment: A Progress Report on Minority Employment in the Federal Government
(8/1/1996)  
  
The Rule of Three in Federal Hiring: Boon or Bane?
(12/1/1995)  
  
Sexual Harassment in the Federal Workplace -- Trends, Progress, Continuing Challenges
(10/1/1995)  
  
Removing Poor Performers in the Federal Service: An Issue Paper
(9/1/1995)  
  
Leadership for Change: Human Resource Development in the Federal Government
(7/1/1995)  
  
Temporary Federal Employment: In Search of Flexibility and Fairness
(9/1/1994)  
  
Working for America: An Update
(7/1/1994)  
  
Entering Professional Positions in the Federal Government
(4/1/1994)  
  
1993 Evolving Workforce Demographics: Federal Agency Action and Reaction
(11/1/1993)  
  
Whistleblowing in the Federal Government, An Update
(10/1/1993)  
  
The Changing Face of the Federal Workforce: A Symposium on Diversity
(9/23/1993)  
  
Federal Personnel Offices: Time for Change
(8/1/1993)  
  
Federal Personnel Research Programs and Demonstration Projects: Catalysts for Change
(12/15/1992)  
  
Federal Blue-Collar Employees: A Workforce in Transition
(12/1/1992)  
  
Civil Service Evaluation: The Role of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(11/1/1992)  
  
A Question of Equity: Women and the Glass Ceiling in the Federal Government
(10/1/1992)  
  
Federal Workforce Quality Measurement and Improvement
(8/1/1992)  
  
Workforce Quality and Federal Procurement: An Assessment
(7/1/1992)  
  
Federal First Line Supervisors How Good Are They
(3/1/1992)  
  
To Meet the Needs of the Nations: Staffing the US and the Public Service of Canada
(1/6/1992)  
  
Balancing Work Responsibilities and Family Needs
(11/1/1991)  
  
Title 38 Personnel System in the Department of Veterans Affairs: An Alternate Approach
(4/1/1991)  
  
SES Pay Setting and Reassignments Expectations vs Reality
(10/1/1990)  
  
Why Are Employees Leaving the Federal Govt
(5/1/1990)  
  
OPM's Classification and Qualification Systems: A Renewed Emphasis, A Changing Perspective
(11/1/1989)  
  
Federal Personnel Management Since Civil Service Reform: A Survey of Federal Personnel Officials
(11/1/1989)  
  
Senior Executive Service: Views of Former Federal Employees (1989)
(10/1/1989)  
  
Delegation and Decentralization: Personnel Management Simplification Efforts in the Federal Government
(10/1/1989)  
  
A Report on the Conference on Workforce Quality Assessment
(9/1/1989)  
  
Who is Leaving the Federal Government? An Analysis of Employee Turnover
(8/23/1989)  
  
TVA & MP 1989
(8/17/1989)  
  
U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the Merit System: A Retrospective Assessment
(6/1/1989)  
  
First-Line Supervisory Selection in the Federal Government
(6/1/1989)  
  
Toward Effective Performance Management in the Federal Government
(7/1/1988)  
  
Attracting Quality Graduates to the Federal Government, A View of College Recruiting
(6/6/1988)  
  
1988 Sexual Harassment Report -- An Update
(6/1/1988)  
  
Performance Management and Recognition System: Linking Pay to Performance
(12/30/1987)  
  
Expanded Authority for Temporary Appointment: A Look at Merit Issues (1987)
(12/22/1987)  
  
Reduction in Force, The Evolving Ground Rules
(9/28/1987)  
  
Judicial Views on Prosecution of Prohibited Personnel Practices
(9/18/1987)  
  
In Search of Merit: Hiring Entry-Level Federal Employees
(9/15/1987)  
  
1986 Getting Involved
(1/15/1986)  
  
The 1984 Report on the Senior Executive Service
(12/1/1984)  
  
Report on the Significant Actions of the Office of Personnel Management During FY 1982
(12/1/1983)  
  
Reduction-in-Force in the Federal Government, 1981: What Happened and Opportunities for Improvement
(6/1/1983)  
  
The Elusive Bottom Line: Productivity in the Federal Workforce
(5/1/1982)  
  
The Other Side of the Merit Coin Removals for Incompetence in the Federal Service
(2/1/1982)  
  
Breaking Trust: Prohibited Personnel Practices in the Federal Service
(1/1/1982)  
  
Whistleblowing and the Federal Employee: Blowing the Whistle on Fraud, Waste, and Mismanagement--Who Does it and What Happens
(10/1/1981)  
  
A Report on the Senior Executive Service
(9/1/1981)  
  
Status Report on Performance Appraisal and Merit Pay Among Mid Level Employees - June 1981
(6/1/1981)  
  
Report on the Significant Actions of the Office of Personnel Management During FY 1980
(6/1/1981)  
  
Do Federal Employees Face Reprisal for Reporting Fraud, Waste, or Mismanagement?
(4/1/1981)  
  
Sexual Harassment in the Federal Workplace, Is it a Problem?
(3/1/1981)