[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 30, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 81475]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32855]

Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.


Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 30, 2015 / 
Proposed Rules

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5 CFR Part 1800

Revision of Regulations To Allow Federal Contractors, 
Subcontractors, and Grantees To File Whistleblower Disclosures With the 
U.S. Office of Special Counsel; Withdrawal of Proposed Rule

AGENCY: U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

ACTION: Withdrawal of proposed rulemaking.


SUMMARY: In the Federal Register published on January 22, 2015, the 
U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) issued a proposed rule that would 
allow the agency to accept covered disclosures of wrongdoing from 
employees working under a contract or grant with the Federal 
government. OSC hereby withdraws this proposed rule.

DATES: The proposed rule that appeared on January 22, 2015 at 80 FR 
3182 is withdrawn as of December 30, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa V. Terry, General Counsel, U.S. 
Office of Special Counsel, by telephone at (202) 254-3600, by facsimile 
at (202) 254-3711, or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) 
proposed revising its regulations to expand who may file a 
whistleblower disclosure with OSC. The proposed revision would have 
allowed employees of Federal contractors, subcontractors, and grantees 
to disclose wrongdoing within the Federal government if they work at or 
on behalf of a U.S. government component for which OSC has jurisdiction 
to accept disclosures. In response to the proposed rule, published in 
the Federal Register on January 22, 2015, OSC received 16 written 
comments. In light of the substantive issues raised by commenters, OSC 
is withdrawing its proposed rule for further consideration.

    Dated: December 23, 2015.
Mark P. Cohen,
Principal Deputy Special Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2015-32855 Filed 12-29-15; 8:45 am]