Civil Service Reform Act of 1978

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA) prohibits any employee with the authority to make personnel decisions from discriminating against applicants or incumbent employees based on the person’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. The CSRA also grants certain protections against personnel actions based upon a person’s marital status or political affiliation. Provisions of the CSRA are enforced by the Federal Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).


Inside Civil Service Reform Act of 1978