Donald St. George Reeves, Petitioner, v. Department of the Navy, Respondent, 833 F.2d 1023 (Fed. Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - 833 F.2d 1023 (Fed. Cir. 1987) Oct. 13, 1987

Before NIES, BISSELL and MAYER, Circuit Judges.


Donald Reeves seeks review of the final decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board, Docket No. DC07528610524, dismissing his appeal of his alleged involuntary resignation for lack of jurisdiction because he failed to carry his burden of proof that he was not a probationary employee and failed to prove that the Department of the Navy's actions against him were motivated by discrimination based on partisan political reasons or marital status. See 5 U.S.C. § 7511(a) (1) (A) (1982); 5 C.F.R. Sec. 315.806(b) (1987). We affirm on the basis of the board's decision. Reeves has failed to show that the decision was arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not in accordance with law; obtained without procedures required by law, rule, or regulation having been followed; or unsupported by substantial evidence. See 5 U.S.C. § 7703(c) (1982); Hayes v. Department of the Navy, 727 F.2d 1535, 1537 (Fed. Cir. 1984).