Types of OSC Complaints: Everything You Need To Know

The OSC, or the Office of Special Counsel, is a federal organization that handles certain complaints of federal employees. Anyone who works for one of the three branches of the federal government is referred to as a federal employee, and can, therefore, depend on the OSC to handle their complaints. But the OSC doesn’t just handle any odd complaint, they specifically tackle issues that have to do with an employee or employer’s wrongdoing.

Most of the complaints the OSC addresses involve prohibited personnel practices, whistleblower issues, Violations of the Hatch Act, and other similar wrongful acts.

More specifically, the OSC handles complaints involving, but not limited to:

  • Abuse, waste, and fraud

  • Actions involving the violation of merit system principles

  • Coercion involving political activity within the workplace

  • Discrimination based on age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, disability, prior EEO activity, or religion

  • Issues involving retaliation for filing a grievance, appeal, or for refusing to obey an order that violates the law

  • Special preference given to relatives when hiring, promoting, or evaluating performance

  • Whistleblower retaliation

Dealing with an unlawful situation in the workplace can be trying, at best, and dangerous or life-threatening at worse. If you find yourself dealing with a serious situation involving the wrongful actions of either a fellow employee or employer, you need to take action to correct the situation and protect yourself.

What’s Your Next Step?

Our team at The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law has ample experience handling OSC complaints, and we know what to do if you’re in a difficult situation. We can help you through each step of the process, from procuring the necessary forms to filing a claim, conducting an investigation, and holding the liable party accountable for their actions. Depending on your work situation and the nature of your complaint, you may be facing suspension, disciplinary action, and other mistreatment from your superiors. These types of situations can be extremely challenging and frustrating, and our attorney understands precisely what you’re up against. As a former federal employee, Attorney Mahoney understands what you’re going through, and our team can use that special knowledge to better represent your interests.

Ready to get started? Contact The Law Firm of John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law today to get in touch with our team.