Who needs a MSPB 185 form?
Individuals will need this form if they want to appeal to the Merit System Protection Board. There are many reasons for appealing: prohibited personnel practices, unlawful retirement, discrimination of any kind, etc.
What is the MSPB 185 form for?
This is the Appeal Form to Merit Systems Protection Board. It will help the individual provide the necessary information to process the appeal. The Board must determine whether it has the jurisdiction over the appeal, whether it was filed within the applicable time limit and what the claim is. The matters over which the Board has jurisdiction are listed on the first page of the form.
What documents must accompany the MSPB 185 form?
For most appeals, the appellant has to attach the agency personnel office’s proposal letter, agency’s final decision letter, any kind of agreements with the agency, other complaints regarding your appeal to any organizations, etc.
Does the MSPB 185 have a validity period?
The filing period for most complaints is 30 calendar days after the appellant receives the agency decision. In some cases, however, it is 15 or 60 days.
Which parts of the form MSPB 185 should I fill in?
Part I of the form is completed regardless of the appeal’s type. This part contains the name of the appellant, present address, telephone number; name and address of the agency that took the action; federal employment status; type of appointment; position, title, grade at the time of the action; entitlement to veteran’s preference; length of government service; information about a probation or trial period; necessity of a hearing before the administrative judge. This part has to be signed and dated by the appellant.
Other parts are completed only if required (follow the instructions to the form).
What do I do with the form after its completion?
The completed and signed form has to be filed with the Board’s regional or field office.