Programs & SponsorshipCalendar of Events > "The Civil Service Reform Act At 40: A Retrospective and a Look Ahead" Webcast

"The Civil Service Reform Act At 40: A Retrospective and a Look Ahead" Webcast

"The Civil Service Reform Act At 40: A Retrospective and a Look Ahead" Webcast

October 30, 2018
Federal Circuit Bar Association Conference Room
Washington, District of Columbia
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Horizons Series Webcast Event

Presented by the MSPB Appeals Committee

The Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) of 1978 made some of the largest reforms in the history of Federal personnel management. It replaced what the Supreme Court called the civil service system's "outdated patchwork of statutes and rules built up over almost a century" with "an elaborate new framework for evaulating adverse personnel actions against federal employees," and it created new agencies such as the Merit Systems Protection Board and Office of Personnel Management.

Forty years later, have the original goals of the CSRA been realized? What will be the CSRA's legacy? Does it still address the needs of today's Federal workforce and management? This panel will explore these and other questions about the past, present, and future of this landmark legislation.


Michael Bogdanow, U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board


Judge Elaine D. Kaplan, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Robert E. Kirschman, Jr., U.S. Department of Justice
Robert M. Tobias, American University


Registration Information

Private Practitioner

FCBA Member - Complimentary
Non-Member - $175


FCBA Member/Students - Complimentary
Non-Member - $100

To register for this program, please follow the Registration button above. You will need to sign into your FCBA account (or create one if you do not already have one). If you are a member, the complimentary pricing will automatically appear.

For special “group” pricing and student groups interested in FREE internet participation, contact Josh Morales,

Registration Cancellation Policy: Email requests for cancellations must be sent to Cancellations requested on or before Tuesday, October 23 will receive a refund, less a $25 processing fee. After October 23, no refunds will be processed.

Virginia Practitioners: This webcast will not qualify for Virginia CLE credit for the current reporting cycle ending October 31, 2018. If this webcast receives CLE accreditation in Virginia, and you attend this event and submit your CLE Request form for Virginia within 3 days of the event, your CLE credits will be applied for the next reporting cycle.


  • Federal Circuit Bar Association®
  • 1620 I Street NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20006
  • Phone: 202-466-3923
  • Fax: 202-833-1061
  • Login