US/Office of Special Counsel
| US/Office of Special Counsel |
|Headquarters||1730 M Street, NW Washington, D.C.|
|Officially, in charge of ensuring whistleblowers are taken seriously.|
The United States Office of Special Counsel (US/OSC) was set up to receive whistleblowing disclosures from federal employees. It has the power to demand investigation of charges made by whistleblowers, but very rarely does so - the OSC's annual report for fiscal year 1995 reveals that out of 333 whistleblowing disclosures, the office forwarded only 2 for agency investigation.