Either the State or local officer or employee or the State or local agency employing him, or both, are entitled to appear with counsel at the hearing under section 1504 of this title, and be heard. After this hearing, the Merit Systems Protection Board shall—
(1) determine whether a violation of section 1502 of this title has occurred;
(2) determine whether the violation warrants the removal of the officer or employee from his office or employment; and
(3) notify the officer or employee and the agency of the determination by registered or certified mail.
Historical and Revision Notes DerivationU.S. CodeRevised Statutes and Statutes at Large 5 U.S.C. 118k(b) (3d sentence, less 4th, through 17th words, and 4th sentence). July 19, 1940, ch. 640, §4 "Sec. 12(b) (3d sentence, less 4th through 17th words, and 4th sentence)", 54 Stat. 768.June 11, 1960, Pub. L. 86–507, §1(1), 74 Stat. 200. Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.AMENDMENTS 1978—Pub. L. 95–454 substituted "Merit Systems Protection Board" for "Civil Service Commission".EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1978 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 95–454 effective 90 days after Oct. 13, 1978, see section 907 of Pub. L. 95–454, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.
5 U.S.C. § 1505 (2018)