The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) studies Federal human resources policy and practice and reports the findings to the President and Congress. MSPB is currently formulating its list of research topics that may be studied over the next several years.

We are asking you to help us by sharing your best ideas about what to research.  You may submit your ideas in the box below or, if you prefer, you may also email suggestions to us directly at   

Please note that all ideas received may be posted, without change, to MSPB’s website ( and may include any personal information you provide.  Therefore, submitting this information makes it public.  There is no requirement to include any personal information with your submission.

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* Consider the challenges faced by the Federal workforce.  Please tell us your best one or two ideas about how Federal employees can be managed more effectively, fairly or efficiently.

Thank you for taking the time to share your insights and shape our research!