About PPP

Who can be protected?

General. OSC has jurisdiction over prohibited personnel practices committed against most employees or applicants for employment in Executive Branch agencies and the Government Printing Office.

Limited Jurisdiction; whistleblower protection. OSC has jurisdiction over allegations of whistleblower retaliation for employees of

  • the government corporations listed at 31 U.S.C. § 9101;
  • and
  • the Federal Aviation Administration.

Limited Jurisdiction; U.S. Postal Service (USPS) nepotism allegations. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between OSC and USPS, OSC refers alleged violations of the anti-nepotism statute (5 U.S.C. § 3110) to USPS for investigation. Once USPS completes its investigation, it reports its findings and any proposed action to OSC.