​​ ​​​​​​The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency. Our basic authorities come from four federal statutes: the Civil Service Reform Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act, the Hatch Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).​​​​​


Filter through all frequently-asked-questions (FAQ) by broad topics

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Reports and Information

Access agency specific information for the following topics: finance, personnel, information technology, GHG emission reports, and Hatch Act

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Request specific services from the Office of Special Counsel

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Freedom of Information Act

Reference information related to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), including annual reports

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Congressional Testimonies and Transcripts

A collection of the Special Counsel's testimonies

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Video explanation of various departments and responsibilities of OSC

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