Now, the TSA Screeners, like many other government employees, can appeal an OSC ruling to the Merit Systems Protection Board ("MSPB"). Although this does provide an extra layer of protection for some of our nation's most critical whistleblowers, it is far from optimal. The fact is that, like other victims of illegal retaliation and discrimination, whistleblowers should have the right to appeal their cases to federal court, and have their case heard by a jury.
That being said, kudos to the American Federation of Government Employees for pushing the new regs, their efforts are certainly a commendable step in the right direction.
Stephen Barr of the Washington Post reported on this story here>>>