No. 82-4358. Summary Calendar.

709 F.2d 358 (1983)

Benny L. LYLES, Petitioner, v. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

July 11, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank P. Hernandez, Dallas, Tex., for petitioner.

Stephen E. Alpern, Washington, D.C., John G. Hollingsworth, Jr., Postal Serv., Memphis, Tenn., Charles D. Cabaniss, Asst. U.S. Atty., Dallas, Tex., for respondent.

Before GEE, RANDALL and TATE, Circuit Judges.

TATE, Circuit Judge:

The ultimate issue on this appeal is whether the Merit Systems Protection Board erred in holding that it lacked jurisdiction to hear a postal employee's appeal of an adverse disciplinary action by his employer, the Postal Service. The Board found it lacked jurisdiction of the employee's appeal from a suspension because the effective total suspension at the time of its ruling was only for 14 days. We affirm the Board's ruling.

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