Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Contractor Whistleblower Disclosures

​​​​​​​​​SUMMARY: 

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) proposes revising its regulations to accept covered disclosures of wrongdoing from employees working under a contract or grant with the Federal government. Please see OSC's January 22, 2015 notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register for more information.​


DATES: 

Written or electronic comments must be received on or before March 23, 2015. 


ADDRESSES: 

You may submit comments by any of the following methods: 

• Federal eRulemaking Portal: ​

       http://www.regulations.gov​. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

• Email: 

       lterry@osc.gov​. Include ‘‘NPRM’’ in the subject line of the message. 

• Fax: 

       (202) 254–3711

Mail: ​​

       OSC Office of General Counsel
       1730 M Street ​NW., Suite 218​
       Washington, DC 20036

• Hand Delivery/Courier: 

       OSC Office of General Counsel​
       1730 M Street NW., Suite 218
​      Washington, DC 20036​​​

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 

Lisa V. Terry, General Counsel, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, by telephone at (202) 254–3600, by facsimile at (202) 254– 3711, or by email at lterry@osc.gov​​​​​​. Also, please see OSC's January 22, 2015 notice of proposed rulemaking​ in the Federal Register for more information.​


COMMENTS:​

National Employment Lawyers Association, March 23, 2015​

Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General, March 23, 2015

National Whistleblower Center, March 23, 2015

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, March 23, 2015

Section of Public Contract Law of the American Bar Association, March 23, 2015

Kathleen S. Hill and Joseph C. Dupris, March 22, 2015

Jeffrey M. Elkin, March 23, 2015​ (the letter is dated March 24, 2015, but it was received on the 23rd)

Anonymous, March 19, 2015

National Security Counselors, March 16, 2015​

Anonymous, March 13, 2015​

Corey Lederman, March 9, 2015​​

Summary of Email Exchange with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), March 5, 2015, and AAAS letter sent on February 18, 2015​ 

Summary of Meeting Comments Related to OSC's Proposed Rulemaking, March 3, 2015​​​​​

Stephanie S., February 13, 2015

Joe Carson, January 28, 2015

​​​Anonymous, January 22, 2015

George Lobsenz, January 21, 2015