1994—Subsec. (g)(1). Pub. L. 103–424
, § 3(b)(1) substituted “disclose any information from or about” for “provide information concerning”.
Subsec. (g)(2). Pub. L. 103–424
, § 3(b)(2), substituted “an evaluation of the work performance, ability, aptitude, general qualifications, character, loyalty, or suitability for any personnel action of any” for “a matter described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of section
in connection with a”.
Section 12(a) ofPub. L. 103–424
provided that: “No later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 29, 1994], the Special Counsel shall issue a policy statement regarding the implementation of the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 [see Short Title of 1989 Amendment note set out under section
of this title]. Such policy statement shall be made available to each person alleging a prohibited personnel practice described under section
, United States Code, and shall include detailed guidelines identifying specific categories of information that may (or may not) be communicated to agency officials for an investigative purpose, or for the purpose of obtaining corrective action under section
, United States Code, or disciplinary action under section 1215 of such title, the circumstances under which such information is likely to be disclosed, and whether or not the consent of any person is required in advance of any such communication.”
“(a) In General.—The Office of Special Counsel shall, after consulting with the Office of Policy and Evaluation of the Merit Systems Protection Board, conduct an annual survey of all individuals who contact the Office of Special Counsel for assistance. The survey shall—
“(1) determine if the individual seeking assistance was fully apprised of their rights;
“(2) determine whether the individual was successful either at the Office of Special Counsel or the Merit Systems Protection Board; and
“(3) determine if the individual, whether successful or not, was satisfied with the treatment received from the Office of Special Counsel.
“(b) Report.—The results of the survey conducted under subsection (a) shall be published in the annual report of the Office of Special Counsel.”