Federal Employees Under The Merit Systems Protection Board

Dallas MSPB Attorney


When you work as a federal employee, you have rights. You are granted certain protections when it comes to employee investigations, discipline, and removal from your job. The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is an agency dedicated to protecting federal employees from abusive, politically-motivated, and arbitrary actions taken by their employers. As a Dallas MSPB lawyer, I represent federal employees who have been targeted with disciplinary action. If you are a federal employee going through abusive treatment from your employer, know that I am with you through every step of MSPB proceedings. I am there to protect your rights.

To find out more about MSPB proceedings, please call my office at (214) 965-8240. I will be able to answer any of your questions and help you better understand your rights and options.


When it comes to the federal workforce, certain practices are banned because they violate fedral employment laws. When federal employees are victims of these violations, known as Prohibited Personnel Practices (PPPs), they can bring their complaints to the MSPB. Before they can be demoted, suspended, or fired, federal employees are entitled to due process and should talk to a qualified MSPB attorney to decide how best to proceed. If you are involved in a disciplinary process, you can contest this action through the MSPB.  At M. J. Watson & Associates, P.C., I protect your interests and ensure your rights are defended in Texas MSPB cases.

I handle cases involving Prohibited Personnel Practices including:

  1. Agency Adverse Action – Removals suspensions of more than 14 days, reductions in grade or pay, and furloughs of 30 days or less.
  2. Mixed cases where a federal employee alleges discrimination in connection with an action otherwise appealable (e.g. mined case).

Mixed cases include:

  • Discrimination based on race, age, color, religion or political afflication
  • Disability Discrimination
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Martial Status

These cases require meticulous preparation and intelligent counsel to pursue successfully. Challenging disciplinary or removal proceedings by a federal agency is no easy matter, and you should only trust a qualified MSPB attorney with your case. I can protect your interests and rights before,  during, and after proceedings with the Merit Systems Protection Board. You are rightfully entitled to certain protections as a federal employee, and a lawyer from M. J. Watson & Associates, P.C. will diligently defend your rights.