Government Accountability Project

National Office

1612 K Street, NW Suite #1100 • Washington, D.C. 20006

OSC Watch

11130 Kingston Pike

Suite 1-125

Knoxville, TN 37934




Joint GAP/OSC Watch Forum at the

International Assembly of Whistleblowers

on Tuesday, May 13, 2008




 May 8, 2008




Contact: Sarah Goldmann, Nat. Campaign Coordinator for Whistleblower Rights

Phone :    202.408.0034 ext 141

Email :


Contact: Tom Devine, Legal Director

Phone :    202.408.0034 ext 124, 202.888.4080 (cell)

Email : 

Contact: Joe Carson, Chair, OSC Watch Steering Committee

Phone:  865-300-5831



(Washington, D.C.) – May 11-16 marks the second year of annual events and conferences aimed at raising awareness of whistleblower issues in Washington, D.C.   <> has  information about the entire Assembly.  

The following event will be available, via a conference call-in line, to a nationwide audience.  The conference call-in number is 218-936-7999 and the participant access code is  495508#. 

There may be an additional panelist to discuss the recent FBI raid on OSC officers and the home of Special Counsel Scott Bloch.



Forum on the Office of Special Counsel

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.,

Washington Court Hotel,

525 New Jersey Ave, N.W.

Washington, DC



This forum will focus on the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), its nondiscretionary duties as an investigatory agency for the laws under its jurisdiction (particularly to protect federal employees from whistleblower reprisal), efforts to spur Congress to perform necessary oversight, and what the recent federal raid on the office means for its future. 


Panelists include: 


o         Joe Carson, P.E., Nuclear Safety Engineer – DOE. 

o         David Nolan, Legal Advisor to OSC Watch Steering Committee.

o         Carol Czarkowski, Former Contracting Officer – Department of Navy

o         Sandalio “Sandy” Gonzalez, Retired Special Agent-in-Charge – DEA.