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POLICY 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).