If you believe that an SSA official has retaliated against you because of your whistleblowing, you can:
- File a complaint with OSC, which may seek corrective and disciplinary action when warranted [see the following link for more information on how OSC can remedy retaliation for whistleblowing: http://www.osc.gov/pppNext3.htm - See also OSC Information;
- File a union grievance; - See also CBA Information; or
- If you have been subject to a significant personnel action (that is otherwise appealable to the MSPB, such as a removal, demotion, and suspension longer than 14 days), you can file an appeal with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection MSPB and assert whistleblower retaliation as a defense. - See also MSPB Information.
Note: An employee may choose only one of these three options when appealing a significant personnel action.