U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jan 31, 2023
(a) Except for actions taken against supervisors covered under subchapter V of title 5, an agency may take an action under this subpart for such cause as will promote the efficiency of the service as described in 5 U.S.C. 7503(a) and 7513(a). For actions taken under this subpart against supervisors covered under subchapter V of title 5, an agency may take an action based on the standard described in 5 U.S.C. 7543(a).
(b) Subject to 5 U.S.C. 1214(f), if the head of the agency in which a supervisor is employed, an administrative law judge, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Special Counsel, a judge of the United States, or the Inspector General of the agency in which a supervisor is employed has determined that the supervisor committed a prohibited personnel action, the head of the agency in which the supervisor is employed, consistent with the procedures required under this subpart -
(1) For the first prohibited personnel action committed by the supervisor -
(i) Shall propose suspending the supervisor for a period that is not less than 3 days; and
(ii) May propose an additional action determined appropriate by the head of the agency, including a reduction in grade or pay; and
(2) For the second prohibited personnel action committed by the supervisor, shall propose removing the supervisor.