THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES DENIS J. HAUPTLY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE SPECIAL
PANEL ON APPEALS
The President today announced his intention to nominate Denis J. Hauptly as Chairman of the Special Panel on Appeals.
Denis J. Hauptly of Minnesota is an Executive with the West Publishing Company in Eagan, Minnesota. Previously, Mr. Hauptly served as Director of the Judicial Education Division, Federal Judicial Center from 1991 to 1994. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Hauptly served as Special Master of the U.S. Claims Court, in which he performed a variety of adjudicative functions. Mr. Hauptly has had lengthy experience in the federal justice system and federal agencies. From 1981 to 1987, he served as Senior Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and during a one-year leave from that position, he established the Office of the General Counsel at the newly created U.S. Sentencing Commission. Mr. Hauptly served as a career attorney in different capacities at the Department of Justice from 1975 to 1981. He received his B.A. from St. Michael's College and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
The Special Panel on Appeals was created in the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. When a discrimination complaint alleges such actions as the basis for covered personnel action, the matter is heard first by the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board and then the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If the two bodies cannot agree on the outcome, the case is then sent to the Special Panel on Appeals by the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board.