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Office of Special Counsel

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Whistleblower Staff Blow the Whistle on Special Counsel
March 3, 2005

OSC Staff Want Independent Investigation of Illegal Personnel Practices



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Letter from Office of Personnel Management regarding the opening of an investigation in response to filed complaint
Patricia A. Marshall, Special Counsel to Inspector General,
October 17, 2005 

Letter from Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Chairman Susan Collins and Ranking Member Joseph Lieberman; and Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia Chairman George Voinovich and Ranking Member Daniel Akaka,
March 7, 2005 

Letter from Office of Special Counsel Staff to Congress
Employees of the Special Counsel,
January 13, 2005 


POGO in the News

Former Office of Special Counsel chief can withdraw guilty plea, Charles S. ClarkGovernment Executive, August 4, 2011 

Report: Whistleblower Office Fails to Protect Air Marshals, By Michael GrabellProPublica, November 25, 2008 

'Rogue' special counsel chief ousted, By Jon WardWashington Times, October 24, 2008 

Workers Applaud Special Counsel's Return to Private Sector, By Joe DavidsonWashington Post, October 22, 2008 

Criticism is part of the job, embattled special counsel says, By Gregg CarlstromFederal Times, September 16, 2008 

More turmoil roils OSC as top deputy is fired, By Robert BrodskyGovernment Executive, September 4, 2008 

Waxman joins calls urging OSC chief to resign, By Dan FriedmanCongressDaily, July 29, 2008 

Pressure builds on Special Counsel chief to resign, By Dan FriedmanCongressDaily, July 18, 2008 

Bush Shuns Advice To Fire Special Counsel, By Ari ShapiroNational Public Radio, July 18, 2008 

Office of Special Counsel official quits in protest, By Tom HamburgerLos Angeles Times, July 17, 2008 

Office of Special Counsel official quits in protest, By Tom HamburgerThe Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2008 

Think Again: The Case of the Missing Scandal, By Eric Alterman and George Zornick Center for American Progress, May 29, 2008 

United Whistleblowers Demand Resignation of Office of Special Counsel, by James MurtaghOpEd News, May 24, 2008 

Creation of Detroit office is focus of OSC inquiry, By Gregg CarlstromFederal Times, May 19, 2008 

The Mutual Investigation Society?, By William Fisher May Inter Press News Service, May 12, 2008 

Memo Shows Frustration With Special Counsel, By Christopher LeeWashington Post, May 11, 2008 

The strange case of Scott Bloch, By Gregg CarlstromFederal Times, May 11, 2008 

Watchdog, Watch Thyself, By Bonnie GoldsteinSlate, May 8, 2008 

GOP's Davis Urges Bloch to Quit Special Counsel's Office, By Christopher Lee and Carrie Johnson, staff writer Stephen Barr also contributed to this reportWashington Post, May 8, 2008 

Agents raid OSC chief's office, home, By Jerry SeperWashington Times, May 7, 2008 

Special counsel butted heads with staff over inquiries, By Lara Jakes JordanAssociated Press, May 7, 2008 

FBI scrutinizes special counsel's probe of Rice's trips, Houston Chronicle, May 7, 2008 

Special Counsel shut down probe of Siegelman case last year, By Ben EvansAssociated Press; The Anniston Star, May 7, 2008 

FBI raid on watchdog seeks records on Rice investigation, McClatchy-Tribune,, May 7, 2008 

FBI search, leaked documents lead to renewed calls for ousting of Scott Bloch, By Elizabeth Newell and Dan FriedmanGovernment Executive, May 7, 2008 

Special Counsel shut down probe of Siegelman case last year, WZTV Fox 17 / Nashville, May 7, 2008 

FBI raids special counsel's office, By Gregg CarlstromFederal Times, May 6, 2008 

FBI agents search special counsel's home and office, By James Vicini and Andy SullivanReuters, May 6, 2008 

Head of Rove Inquiry in Hot Seat Himself, By John R. WilkeThe Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2007 

That Whistle's Been Blowing for Two Years, By Stephen BarrThe Washington Post, October 12, 2007 

Special Counsel's Ties to White House Mar Probe, By William, May 14, 2007 

Some say Bloch should be careful, By Melissa HarrisBaltimore Sun, May 4, 2007 

Office of Special Counsel's War On Whistleblowers, By Daniel Schulman Mother Jones, April 24, 2007 

Special Counsel Accused Of Intimidation in Probe, by Elizabeth WilliamsonWashington Post, February 16, 2007 

Report shows little progress reducing case backlog at OSC, by Jenny, November 9, 2006 

A Published Dress Code Is Dressed Down in Furor: Office of Special Counsel Retreats From Sartorial Rules, By Elizabeth WilliamsonThe Washington Post, September 7, 2006 

On Government Back Lot, Act 2 Of a Merit System Drama Opens, by Christopher LeeWashington Post, October 27, 2005 

OPM investigator launches probe of Office of Special Counsel chief, by Daniel, October 19, 2005 

Agency's Reorganization Results in Accusations, Employees Leaving, by Stephen BarrWashington Post, March 18, 2005 

Federal Whistleblower Office Faces Criticism, By Andrea SeabrookAll Things Considered, NPR, March 10, 2005