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Lerner: FAA failed to respond promptly to whistleblowers' concerns

Earlier this week, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner notified the president and Congress that the Department of Transportation had not acted promptly or sufficiently to complaints made by FAA whistleblowers.

Tags: FAA , Transportation Department , OSC , Federal Drive , whistleblower

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 12:01pm EDT
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Special counsel letter details air safety concerns

Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday, calling attention to reports of safety lapses at some U.S. commercial aviation facilities. She also criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for delays in responding to whistleblower disclosures.

Tags: Office of Special Counsel , FAA , DoT , whistleblower , Federal Drive , Ray Lahood , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 09:48am EDT

The silver lining in the GSA scandal

Experts say all the focus on Capitol Hill and within agencies will lead to better management and give more respect to whistleblowers. Carolyn Lerner, the head of the Office of Special Counsel, said the attention on the misdeeds of the Public Buildings Service would bolster the need for stronger ethics and integrity.

Tags: management , GSA , OSC , Scott Amey , Project on Government Oversight , Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , oversight , whistleblower protection , Jason Miller , Shakeup at GSA

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:47am EDT
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MSPB, OSC already feeling brunt of budget reductions

Two small agencies with large responsibilities toward the federal workforce say they've trimmed all the fat from their budgets and will need more resources to keep up with increasing caseloads. Merit Systems Protection Board Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann told a Senate subcommittee she worries about impending staff retirements as well. The Office of Special Counsel is also feeling pressure to do more with less.

Tags: MSPB , Office of Special Counsel , workforce , Senate , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Emily Kopp , Susan Tsui Grundmann , whistleblowers

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 06:00am EDT
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Analysis: Hatch Act modernization good for feds, better for locals

Debra Roth, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, said the Hatch Act Modernization of 2012 would widen the array of penalties for violating the law that governs political activities by government workers.

Tags: Debra Roth , Hatch Act , Daniel Akaka , Elijah Cummings , Shaw Bransford & Roth , Federal Drive , workforce , OSC , MSPB , Congress , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 11:52am EST
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OSC comes to defense of two federal whistleblowers

The Office of Special Counsel is seeking to halt adverse personnel actions against two federal whistleblowers. Both employees were placed on unpaid administrative leave after they blew the whistle at their agencies.

Tags: Office of Special Counsel , Marine Corps , Franz Gayl , paul hardy , FDA , management , whistleblower

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 02:09pm EDT

Senate committee approves OMB, OSC nominees

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today approved the nomination of Heather Higginbottom to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Tags: management , Heather Higginbottom , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , OMB , OSC , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 07:49pm EDT

OSC head nominee promises whistleblower support

Carolyn Lerner plans to improve the Office of Special Counsel if confirmed following the agencies two-year span without a Senate confirmed leader.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , OSC , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , Daniel Akaka , USERRA , Hatch Act , Labor , OPM , EEOC , whistle blower , protections , best practices , John Buckner

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:29pm EST

Obama to name Lerner to Special Counsel

The president announcement his intent to nominate Carolyn Lerner to the Office of Special Counsel.

Tags: Office of Special Counsel , Barack Obama , Timothy Broas , Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar , nominations , appointments

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 03:02pm EST
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