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OSC has jurisdiction over prohibited personnel practices committed against most employees, applicants for employment, and former federal employees in executive branch agencies and the Government Printing Office. However, there are some agencies over which OSC does not have authority, or has limited authority. If you are an employee of any of the following, OSC cannot obtain corrective action on your behalf:
Private sector employer
Federal contractor (even if federally funded)
State or local government employer (even if federally funded)
Legislative or judicial branch of federal government
Any branch of the (uniformed) military
Commissioned Corps of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service
Non-appropriated fund entity
Veterans Canteen Service
Postal Regulatory Commission
Government Accountability Office
Certain intelligence agencies: Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Reconnaissance Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Postal Service, except cases alleging nepotism or arbitrary and capricious withholding under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Government corporations, except cases of retaliation ((b)(8) or (b)(9))
Federal Aviation Administration, except cases of retaliation ((b)(8) or (b)(9))
Transportation Security Administration, except cases of discrimination ((b)(1)) and retaliation ((b)(8) or (b)(9))