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United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 1312-002

Office of Personnel

Cooperation with the Office of the Special Counsel, Merit Systems Protection Board


This regulation establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for assuring Departmental cooperation with the Office of the Special Counsel of the Merit Systems Protection Board in fulfilling the responsibilities of the Special Counsel to conduct investigations of alleged prohibited personnel practices and in the review of alleged violations of law rule or regulation, mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority or a substantial and specific danger to the public health and safety. This regulation provides internal guidance to Department officials and does not establish an independent basis for any person or organization to assert a right, benefit or privilege.

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