Norris Thompson, Petitioner, v. United States Postal Service, Respondent, 847 F.2d 842 (Fed. Cir. 1988)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - 847 F.2d 842 (Fed. Cir. 1988) April 27, 1988

Before FRIEDMAN, Circuit Judge, BENNETT, Senior Circuit Judge, and PAULINE NEWMAN, Circuit Judge.


The decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board (board), affirming the removal of petitioner by the United States Postal Service for failure to comply with explicit instructions of his supervisor to deliver mail, is affirmed on the basis of the initial decision of the administrative judge of the board in Docket No. DA07528710073, which became final on September 28, 1987, when the board by order denied petitioner's petition for review of that decision.

Independent review of the opinion, order, and exhibits in the case convinces the court that substantial evidence supports the charge, that there was no harmful procedural error, that the penalty for the offense was authorized and reasonable, and that petitioner's discharge was for the efficiency of the service.