Federal investigation of Scott Bloch to begin

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October 20 2005 11:00 PM ET

The Office of
Personnel Management will launch an investigation into the
conduct of its chief, Scott Bloch, who has come under fire
for failing to protect gays and lesbians in the workplace.
Scott Bloch heads the federal office that
investigates whistle-blower complaints and allegations
of discrimination by federal employees. He's been
criticized for months by gay rights groups and others who
say he doesn't do his job when it comes to sexual
minorities. They accuse him of ignoring regulations
that protect people from being fired on the basis of
sexual orientation.
President Bush has endorsed those protections,
and the House Government Reform Committee approved a
bill last month that would force Bloch to comply with
them. Now the Inspector General for the Office of Personnel
Management will investigate Bloch's conduct. Gay rights
groups complain that the investigation is long
overdue, since their initial complaint was filed seven
months ago. (Ari Shapiro, Sirius OutQ News)

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