OSC's 2302(c) Certification Program allows federal agencies to meet the statutory obligation to inform their workforces about the rights and remedies available to them under the prohibited personnel practice and whistleblower retaliation protection provisions of 5 U.S.C. §2302(c). This document describes the actions the Department of Energy (DOE) will take in order to meet the requirements of the program.
Human Capital Management Accountability Program (HCMAP) is an online program which serves as the vehicle for identifying and measuring these three factors, effectiveness, efficiency, and timeliness. The purpose of the program is to provide automated references and tools, such as reports, and financial HR metrics that assist human resources professionals in identifying program and organizational discrepancies.
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May 30, 2014
May 28, 2014POLICY GUIDANCE MEMORANDUM #27 Certification Program on Prohibited Personnel Practices and Whistleblower Protections
Congress enacted 5 U.S.C. § 2302(c) in response to reports of limited understanding in the federal workforce concerning employees’ right to be free from prohibited personnel practices, especially retaliation for whistleblowing. As a result, on February 2014, the Office of Special Counsel required agencies to complete a certification. As part of this process, we’re issuing this policy memorandum addressing federal managers’ obligations and responsibilities under Section 2302(c).