www.OSCwatch.org

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

FBI Conducts Raid on

The Office of Special Counsel

 

Will Whistleblowers Abused by Scott Bloch Finally Receive Justice?

 

 

 

Contact:

 

Joe CarsonChairman

(865) 300-5831

Joe.Carson@OSCwatch.org

 

P. Jeffrey BlackCo-Chair

(800) 980-2185

Jeffrey.Black@OSCwatch.org

 

 

 

For Immediate Release

 

May 6, 2008

 

Knoxville, TN – Today the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the office and home of Scott Bloch, the chief of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).  Bloch was served with a subpoena to appear before the grand jury, along with over a dozen employees that also work in the the same office.  

 

OSC Watch applauds the FBI‘s investigation of both Bloch and the blatant lawbreaking by OSC, which consists of a wide array of alleged criminal acts from obstruction of justice, to the abuse of investigative authority when OSC has summarily dismissed hundreds of valid whistleblower claims of federal employees, without conducting the proper and unbiased investigations of those claims.

 

While under the helm of Bloch, OSC has failed to comply with its lawful duties to protect federal employees from Prohibited Personnel Practices, and as a result, has significantly harmed the merit principles of the federal civil service and contributed to the continual occurrence of significant gross mismanagement, waste, fraud, and abuse in numerous federal government agencies –– most significantly the Department of Homeland Security.

 

OSC Watch contends that thousands of loyal and patriotic federal employees who have filed complaints with OSC, have been negatively impacted by Bloch’s failure to comply with his statutory duties to protect those federal employees –– especially those employees who have filed whistleblower appeals at the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).

 

OSC Watch will carry-on with its primary mission to persuade Congress to discharge its oversight authority over OSC, and to compel OSC to abide by its statutory duties to protect federal employees from prohibited personnel practices, whistleblower retaliation against employees, and OSC’s non-compliance with its statutory obligations and duties.  

 

Last month, OSC Watch sent to every member of Congress, a petition requesting immediate and proper oversight of OSC, recommending the creation of an independent panel to investigate OSC’s non-compliance of its statutory duties.

 

 

To Read the OSC Watch Petition to Congress

 

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Founded in 2007, OSC Watch is comprised of federal government whistleblowers who’s mission is threefold:  1) to expose OSC’s continuous lawbreaking;  2) to stop OSC’s law breaking through Congressional oversight, and 3) to obtain some measure of justice and rehabilitation for the thousands of federal employees who have been negatively impacted by OSC’s lawbreaking. The right of federal employees, individually or collectively, to petition Congress or any Member of Congress, or to furnish information to either House of Congress, or to a committee or Member thereof, may not be interfered with or denied. [5 U.S.C. § 7211]

 

 

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