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About

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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).

OSC's primary mission is to safeguard the merit system by protecting federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially reprisal for whistleblowing. For a description of prohibited personnel practices (PPPs), click here.​​

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Leadership

CAROLYN LERNERSpecial Counsel
MARK COHENPrincipal Deputy Special Counsel
ERIC BACHMANDeputy Special Counsel, Litigation and Legal Affairs
PATRICK BOULAYChief, USERRA Unit
BRUCE FONGAssociate Special Counsel, Investigation and Prosecution – Field
ANA GALINDO-MARRONEChief, Hatch Act Unit
JANE JULIANOChief, Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit
ANNE GULLICKChief, Dallas Field Office
JENNIFER LIInformation Branch Chief and Chief Information Officer
LOUIS LOPEZAssociate Special Counsel, Investigation and Prosecution – Headquarters
KARL KAMMANNChief Financial Officer
MARIAMA LIVERPOOLChief, Investigation and Prosecution Division – Headquarters
CATHERINE MCMULLENChief, Disclosure Unit
ADAM MILESDeputy Special Counsel, Policy and Congressional Affairs
SHIRINE MOAZEDDirector of Training and Outreach and Senior Counsel
NICK SCHWELLENBACHSenior Communications Specialist
DARSHAN SHETHChief, Investigation and Prosecution Division – Headquarters
JOSEPH SIEGELMANChief, San Francisco Bay Area Field Office
CHRISTOPHER T. TALLChief, Detroit Field Office
LISA TERRYGeneral Counsel
RACHEL VENIERChief, Investigation and Prosecution Division – Headquarters
BARBARA WHEELERChief, Complaints Examining Unit
JAMES J. WILSONChief Human Capital Officer

Organizational Chart

OSC is headed by the Special Counsel, who is appointed by the President, and confirmed by the Senate. The agency employs approximately 110 employees (primarily personnel management specialists, investigators and attorneys) to carry out its government-wide responsibilities. They work in the headquarters office in Washington, D.C., and in the field offices in Dallas, Detroit, and Oakland. ​Click here to view.​​​

Units

Prohibited Personnel Practices
(800) 872-9855
(202) 254-3670
Alternative Dispute Resolution
(202) 254-3600
Whistleblower Disclosure Hotline
(800) 572-2249
(202) 254-3640
Political Activity ("Hatch Act")
(800) 85-HATCH
(800) 854-2824
(202) 254-3650
(202) 254-3700
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
(202) 254-3620
For Members of the News Media
(202) 254 3631
(202) 254-3711
Congressional Affairs
(202) 254-3607
(202) 254-3711
EEO Director
Tel: (202) 254-3600
(202) 254-3711
OSC Headquarters
(202) 254-3600
(202) 254-3711
San Francisco Bay Area Field Office
(510) 637-3460
(510) 637-3474
Dallas Field Office
(214) 747-1519
(214) 767-2764
Midwest Field Office
(313) 226-4441
(313) 226-5606
Requesting Speakers
(202) 254-3600
(202) 254-3711
2302(c) Certification Program
(202) 254-3600
(202) 254-3711
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