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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 mer​it 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

HENRY KERNERSpecial Counsel
TRISTAN LEAVITTPrincipal Deputy Special Counsel
PATRICK BOULAYChief, USERRA Unit
BRUCE FONGAssociate Special Counsel, Investigation and Prosecution
ANA GALINDO-MARRONEChief, Hatch Act Unit
JILL GERBERCommunications Director
BRUCE GIPEChief Operating Officer
KAREN GORMANChief of Retaliation and Disclosure Unit
ANNE GULLICKChief, Dallas Field Office
PATRICK HARTOBEYDirector of Legislative Affairs
JANE JULIANOChief, Alternative Dispute Resolution Unit
KARL KAMMANNChief Financial Officer
JENNIFER LIChief Information Officer and Information Branch Chief
MARIAMA LIVERPOOLChief, Investigation and Prosecution Division – Headquarters
LOUIS LOPEZAssociate Special Counsel, Investigation and Prosecution – Headquarters
CATHERINE MCMULLENChief, Disclosure Unit
ELIZABETH MCMURRAYChief of Retaliation and Disclosure Unit
TRAVIS MILLSAPSDirector of Public Policy
SHIRINE MOAZEDChief, Diversity, Outreach & Training
DARSHAN SHETHChief, Investigation and Prosecution Division – Headquarters
JOSEPH SIEGELMANChief, San Francisco Bay Area Field Office
CHRISTOPHER T. TALLChief, Detroit Field Office
SUSAN K. ULLMANGeneral Counsel
RACHEL VENIERChief, Investigation and Prosecution Division – Headquarters
ANNE WAGNERAssociate Special Counsel
BARBARA WHEELERChief, Complaints Examining Unit
JAMES J. WILSONChief Human Capital Officer

OSC's Organization

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.

Units

Prohibited Personnel Practices, for Inquiries About Filing a Complaint with OSC
Alternative Dispute Resolution
(202) 804-7062
Whistleblower Disclosure Hotline, for Inquiries on How to Report Fraud, Waste, Abuse or Dangers to Health and Safety
(800) 572-2249
(202) 804-7004
Political Activity ("Hatch Act")
(800) 85-HATCH
(800) 854-2824
(202) 804-7002
(202) 254-3700
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
(202) 804-7022
For Inquiries from Members of the News Media
(202) 804-7065
(202) 254-3711
For Inquiries from Congressional Offices
(202) 804-7067
(202) 254-3711
EEO Director
Tel: (202) 804-7000
(202) 254-3711
OSC Headquarters
(202) 804-7000
(202) 254-3711
San Francisco Bay Area Field Office
(510) 598-2065
(510) 637-3474
Dallas Field Office
(214) 974-7075
(214) 767-2764
Midwest Field Office
(313) 335-8085
(313) 226-5606
Requesting Speakers
(202) 804-7000
(202) 254-3711
2302(c) Certification Program
(703) 466-0259
(202) 254-3711
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​OSC's Privacy Program

As per OMB Memo M-17-06, you can read more about the Privacy Program for the OSC at https://osc.gov/privacy/privacy.aspx