In another labor friendly move, President Barack Obama nominated NFFE-IAM General Counsel Susan Grundmann to serve as chair of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB is an independent, agency with responsibility for deciding federal employee appeals from personnel actions taken against them, protecting the integrity of the civil service and other federal merit systems, and conducting studies of the civil service and other merit systems in the executive branch.
On July 30, 2009, the White House issued the following statement about the nomination of Ms. Grundmann: “Since 2002, Susan Tsui Grundmann has served as General Counsel to the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), which represents 100,000 federal workers nationwide and is affiliated with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). At NFFE, she has successfully litigated cases in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.”
The White House also noted her service representing employees in the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Passport Services, Veterans Administration, General Services Administration and some 25 additional federal agencies. Since 2003, Grundmann has been a regular instructor on federal sector law at the William W. Winpisinger Education Center in Placid Harbor, MD.
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