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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:53 AM
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Staff “Purge” at Office of Special Counsel; Whistleblower Staff Claiming
Staff “Purge” at Office of Special Counsel; Whistleblower Staff Claiming Retaliation, Forced Moves to New “Midwest Field Office”


WASHINGTON -- January 10 -- The U.S. Special Counsel, the principal protector of federal whistleblower and merit system rights, has abruptly ordered more than 20 percent of his headquarters legal and investigative staff to relocate or be fired. According to a letter of protest filed today by three national whistleblower watchdog groups, those targeted for forced moves are all career employees hired before Bloch became Special Counsel, as part of a purge to stifle dissent and re-staff the agency with handpicked loyalists.

Bloch began the second year of his five-year term by ordering 12 headquarters employees, on penalty of removal, to accept involuntary transfers to Dallas, Oakland and a newly created Detroit field office. Bloch did not ask for volunteers or consult with affected employees beforehand. The employees have been given 10 days to agree to the transfer and 60 days to move.

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http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0110-19.htm

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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:02 AM
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1. More of that administration transparency in action.
No accountability problems if no ones held accountable.
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