WASHINGTON, D.C. - The actions of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) supervisors may have been "unprofessional, uncivil, and somewhat boorish," but they did not rise to the level of race and gender discrimination, the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled April 15 (Patricia A. Brooks v. Susan Tsui Grundmann, Chairman, Merit Systems Protection Board, No. 12-5171, D.C. Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6942).