H.R.2195 - OSC Access Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] (Introduced 04/27/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-268|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/28/2017 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 193. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2195 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/27/2017)
OSC Access Act
This bill expands the authority of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) by allowing it to: (1) have timely access to material available to an agency that relates to an investigation, review, or inquiry relating to whistle-blower allegations or prohibited personnel practices; (2) request from any agency the information or assistance that may be necessary for it to carry out its duties and responsibilities; and (3) require, during an investigation, review, or inquiry of an agency, the agency to provide it any record or other information related to an investigation, review, or inquiry.
A claim of common law privilege by an agency, or an officer or employee of an agency, shall not prevent the OSC from obtaining any material from such agency.