(a) If the Special Counsel determines that the Board should take any of the actions listed below, he or she must file a written complaint in accordance with§ 1201.122 of this part, stating with particularity any alleged violations of law or regulation, along with the supporting facts.
(1) Action to discipline an employee alleged to have committed a prohibited personnel practice,5 U.S.C. 1215(a)(1)(A);
(2) Action to discipline an employee alleged to have violated any law, rule, or regulation, or to have engaged in prohibited conduct, within the jurisdiction of the Special Counsel under5 U.S.C. 1216 (including an alleged violation by a Federal or District of Columbia government employee involving political activity prohibited under 5 U.S.C. 7324), 5 U.S.C. 1215(a)(1)(B), 1216(a), and 1216(c);
(3) Action to discipline a State or local government employee for an alleged violation involving prohibited political activity,5 U.S.C. 1505; or
(4) Action to discipline an employee for an alleged knowing and willful refusal or failure to comply with an order of the Board,5 U.S.C. 1215(a)(1)(C).
(b) The administrative law judge to whom the complaint is assigned may order the Special Counsel and the responding party to file briefs, memoranda, or both in any disciplinary action complaint the Special Counsel brings before the Board.
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