Employees who experience a prohibited personnel practice may be able to address their concerns by filing a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). Now, there are intricacies to federal employment law that make hiring an experienced federal employment attorney worthwhile. For instance, an OSC complaint may be the appropriate avenue for a federal employee’s concern, however there may be a more appropriate forum for your complaint. If the federal employee has filed in another forum, you are limited to that forum. Therefore, consulting with an attorney first, may help you select the most appropriate avenue for proceeding with your complaint.
The Office of Special Counsel generally handles matters related to:
- Activities prohibited by a civil service law, rule or regulation;
- FOIA requests and arbitrary or capricious withholding of information; or
- Prohibited discrimination found by a court or administrative authority that occurred during the course of a personnel action.
Contact Us for a Consultation on your Office of Special Counsel (OSC) Appeal
If you believe that you have experienced a prohibited personnel practice in your workplace, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (757) 460-3477 and schedule an initial consultation with one of the members of our team to hear more about the availability of an appeal to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) or an alternative course of action.