Senate Panel Advances Whistleblower Reforms

| May 31, 2016

Senate Panel Advances Whistleblower Reforms
A key Senate panel on the eve of the Memorial Day holiday approved a package of 19 government reform bills that includes a reauthorization of the Office of Special Counsel while imposing major changes. The reauthorization of OSC, the main governmentwide outlet for whistleblower complaints, would strengthen that agency’s access to documents, clarify what information agencies must provide to the OSC during investigations, require greater detail on performance in the agency’s annual report, and formalize an arrangement with an outside inspector general for OSC’s own employees to file complaints about prohibited personnel practices or retaliation.

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