Entity: U.S. Office of Special Counsel

OSC Opens Case File in Response to American Oversight’s Pompeo Hatch Act Complaint

October 16, 2020
Pompeo's rush to release Clinton emails before Election Day appears to violate the Hatch Act, and career State Department employees may be at risk.

Letter Calling for Hatch Act Investigation of Pompeo’s Push to Release Clinton Emails Before Election

October 16, 2020
American Oversight letter to Special Counsel Henry Kerner, the U.S. Department of State Office of Inspector General Matthew S. Klimow, and State Acting Legal Adviser Marik String requesting an investigation into whether Secretary Mike Pompeo has ordered any department employees to act in violation of the Hatch Act.

FOIA to OSC Seeking Communications with White House Around Republican National Convention

October 13, 2020
FOIA request to the Office of Special Counsel seeking communications with the White House regarding the Republican National Convention.

Investigations Update: Pompeo’s RNC Speech, DeJoy’s Calendars, and Kentucky’s Voter Fraud Task Force

September 9, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Pompeo’s unprecedented convention appearance, the cost of Chad Wolf’s July trip to Portland, and more.

FOIA to OSC Seeking Whistleblower Complaints Related to Coronavirus

September 1, 2020
FOIA request to the Office of Special Counsel seeking whistleblower complaints related to government misconduct in the coronavirus response.

Who Really Cares About the Hatch Act? Lots of People — and You Should, Too

August 29, 2020
People may not know what the Hatch Act is by name, but they know that it’s wrong for partisanship to dictate who gets to be a citizen or what qualifies as the national diplomatic interest.

FOIA to OSC Seeking Whistleblower Complaints Related to Coronavirus

May 11, 2020
FOIA to OSC seeking whistleblower complaints related to government misconduct in the coronavirus response.

OSC Records of Guidance Related to the Hatch Act

April 27, 2020
Records from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in response to American Oversight's request for unpublished guidance or opinions relating to the application of the Hatch Act. These records contain guidance responding to questions about whether or not particular conduct violated the Hatch Act.

No Records Response from OSC Regarding Communications about Nondisclosure Agreements

February 14, 2020
The Office of the Special Counsel (OSC) stated that it had not records in response to American Oversight's request for records concerning non-disclosure agreement(s) for White House staffers, or the potential creation or enforcement of any such agreements, between OSC officials.

AFGE Files Emergency Motion to Protect the Speech Rights of Federal Employees During Impeachment

January 28, 2020
The motion for a preliminary injunction asks a federal court to immediately suspend controversial guidance that has effectively barred federal workers from expressing views about the impeachment of President Trump while at work.