U.S. Office of Special Counsel
1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 218
Washington, D.C. 20036-4505
OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL SETTLES WHISTLEBLOWER
REPRISAL COMPLAINT AGAINST FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ****
CONTACT: Leslie Williamson, 202-254-3659,
Washington, D.C. / January 2, 2009 – On December 22, 2008, the Office of
Special Counsel (OSC) announced the settlement of a prohibited personnel
practice complaint that was reached on December 4, 2008, between an air
traffic controller at the Memphis Air Traffic Control Tower in Memphis,
Tennessee, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The terms of the settlement were favorable to the complainant, who in turn,
agreed to withdraw his complaint from OSC.
Acting Special Counsel William E. Reukauf noted his appreciation to the FAA
Chief Counsel’s Office for their cooperation in resolving this matter.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is an independent investigative
and prosecutorial agency and operates as a secure channel for disclosures of
whistleblower complaints. Its primary mission is to safeguard the merit
system in federal employment by protecting federal employees and applicants
from prohibited personnel practices, especially retaliation for
whistleblowing. OSC also has jurisdiction over the Hatch Act. For more
information please visit our web site at
www.osc.gov or call 1 (800) 872-9855.
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