The GAOPA provides that the Board may consider and order corrective or disciplinary action in cases involving: an appeal from a removal, suspension for more than 14 days, reduction in grade or pay, or furlough of not more than 30 days; a prohibited personnel practice; a decision on the appropriateness of an unit of employees for collective bargaining; an election or certification of a collective bargaining representative; certain labor-management relations issues; an action involving discrimination; and personnel-related issues that the Comptroller General by regulation decides are for PAB resolution. (31 U.S.C. § 753 (a)).
The Personnel Appeals Board also is charged by statute with oversight of equal employment opportunity at GAO. The provisions of the GAOPA, 31 U.S.C. § 731 et seq., can be found online.
By statute, the PAB is comprised of five members who are appointed to five-year, non-renewable terms by the Comptroller General. The current Board members are: Robert F. Hermann, Chair; and David P. Clark, Vice-Chair; Richard S. Ugelow, Carol De Deo, and Rosa M. Koppel, members.
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