PB 23-11 Informing Employees of Prohibited Personnel Practices and Enhanced Whistleblower Protections

Employee Relations

This Personnel Bulletin (PB) updates the Department’s policy on meeting therequirement under 5 U.S.C. § 2302 to inform employees of the rights and remedies available tothem under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA), the Whistleblower Protection Act(WPA), the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), and related laws and to satisfythe new requirements of the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.Executing the activities described in this PB contributes to the Department’s ability to attain andmaintain certification of statutory compliance by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) andOSC’s 5 U.S.C. § 2302 Certification Program. This policy supersedes PB 16-10, InformingEmployees of Prohibited Personnel Practices and Whistleblower Protections dated November 8,2016.