United States Office of Government Ethics, Preventing Conflicts of Interest in the Executive Branch

OGE Policy Statement on Whistleblower Protection and Prohibited Personnel Practices
May 14, 2015

Federal employees have the right to be free from prohibited personnel practices, including retaliation for whistleblowing. OGE is committed to providing a work environment free from whistleblower retaliation and ensuring that all employees are aware of their rights as well as the safeguards that are in place to protect them. Read the entire policy statement here (PDF).

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent investigative and prosecutorial agency whose primary mission is to safeguard the merit system by protecting federal employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, including reprisal for whistleblowing. OSC’s website is www.osc.gov .

OSC’s fact sheet, "Your Rights as a Federal Employee," provides detailed information on the thirteen prohibited personnel practices and employees' rights to file complaints with OSC (PDF ).