The Office of the Special Counsel (OSC),an agency that examines employee complaints about government fraud and abuse, has been unable to keep up with its rising number of cases. The former special counsel for the OSC, Elaine Kaplan, said that the staff of the agency needed to be increased to deal with the heavy caseload. She added that this was a worthwhile investment because many of the cases investigated involve the mismanagement of money. Advocates of employee whistleblowing fear that delays in dealing with complaints may discourage people from reporting complaints.
See Tania Branigan, The Washington Post, July 20, 2003