This morning, the Federal Circuit released one nonprecedential opinion. It addresses an appeal from a judgment of the Merit Systems Protection Board. Here is the introduction to the opinion.
McLaughlin v. Merit Systems Protection Board (Nonprecedential Opinion)
Lori McLaughlin appeals a decision from the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) dismissing her whistleblower Individual Right of Action appeal for lack of jurisdiction. We affirm because Ms. McLaughlin’s disclosures either (1) fall within the purview of her Title VII claims and thus are not within the MSPB’s jurisdiction, or (2) were not exhausted before the Office of Special Counsel as required by the Whistleblower Protection Act.