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In search of a quorum, hearings for MSPB nominees are set to begin

The Senate has announced long-awaited hearings for three nominees to the Merit System Protection Board. The agency that handles appeals from the Civil Service Commission has lack a quorum to do business for more than 18 months.

Federal Newscast
00:05:28 7/11/2018

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