US/Office of Special Counsel

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Parent organizationUS
Headquarters1730 M Street, NW Washington, D.C.
Officially, in charge of ensuring whistleblowers are taken seriously.

The United States Office of Special Counsel (US/OSC) was set up to receive whistleblowing disclosures from federal employees. It has the power to demand investigation of charges made by whistleblowers, but very rarely does so - the OSC's annual report for fiscal year 1995 reveals that out of 333 whistleblowing disclosures, the office forwarded only 2 for agency investigation.[1][2]


  1. Document:Whistleblowers - Risks and skills
  2. Tom Devine, (1997) The Whistleblower's Survival Guide, Washington, DC, Fund for Constitutional Government, p. 68