Office of Special Counsel

  • GAO finds limited burrowing during Bush years

    Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.

  • Office of Special Counsel to probe vet discrimination

    The Office of Special Counsel’s Patrick Boulay told Jason Miller about the office’s expanded caseload for veterans’ discrimination claims.

  • Obama to name Lerner to Special Counsel

    The president announcement his intent to nominate Carolyn Lerner to the Office of Special Counsel.

  • Part 1: Four employees claim retaliation from SBA managers

    In part one of the exclusive Federal News Radio series, Karla Saunders says SBA management continues to exact revenge against her for testifying on behalf of another employee about agency misconduct. Saunders says among the reprisals she has faced over the past three years is officials put her in two jobs involuntarily that she has no qualifications for. SBA officials deny any wrongdoing and say the administrator has no tolerance for waste, fraud, abuse or mismanagement.

  • Former OSC head Bloch could avoid prison time

    By Jolie Lee Federal News Radio Scott Bloch, the former head of the Office of Special Counsel in the Bush administration, may get a chance to avoid going to prison. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday ordered…

  • Employee sues SBA for discrimination, retaliation

    Karla Saunders alleges the agency violated her civil rights and she was a victim of reprisals. SBA declines to comment.

  • OSC comes to defense of two federal whistleblowers

    The Office of Special Counsel is seeking to halt adverse personnel actions against two federal whistleblowers. Both employees were placed on unpaid administrative leave after they blew the whistle at their agencies.

  • Two whistleblowers get 45-day stay after OSC intervention

    After the Office of Special Counsel intervened on their behalf, two federal whistleblowers won a 45-day stay on personnel actions taken against them.

  • Special counsel letter details air safety concerns

    Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday, calling attention to reports of safety lapses at some U.S. commercial aviation facilities. She also criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for delays in responding to whistleblower disclosures.

  • Sequestration, furloughs, and federal employee rights.

    Attorney Bill Bransford joins host Bob Leins to talk about how federal employees will be affected by sequestration and furloughs. March 4, 2013