THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ELAINE D. KAPLAN AS SPECIAL COUNSEL IN THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL
The President today announced his intent to nominate Elaine D. Kaplan to serve as Special Counsel in the Office of Special Counsel.
Ms. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, has served as the Deputy General Counsel at the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) since 1988. She is responsible for supervising attorneys and conducting litigation in federal district courts, U.S. courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of NTEU, representing 150,000 employees nationwide in the areas of civil liberties, administrative law, racial and sexual discrimination, and labor law. Previously, she was the Assistant Director of Litigation and Assistant Counsel at the NTEU. She worked as an attorney for the State and Local Legal Center in Washington, D.C. from 1983 to 1984, and as an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor from 1979 to 1983. Ms. Kaplan received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
The purpose of the Office of Special Counsel is to protect applicants and current and former federal employees who suffer retaliation when they disclose violations of any law, rule, regulation, gross mismanagement, abuse of authority, or a substantial danger to the public health. The Office of Special Counsel investigates allegations of prohibited personnel practices, and enforces the Hatch Act as it relates to federal and District of Columbia employees.