UPDATE: GOVEXEC.COM IS NOW REPORTING THAT THE WHITE HOUSE FORCED BLOCH OUT.
GovernmentExecutive.com is reporting the Office of Special Counsel chief Scott Bloch has submitted his resignation to President Bush, effective January 5th. Although Mr. Bloch probably would not have lasted long under a new administration (his 5 year term ends in January), there was no replacement selected and he may have been able to serve past his term.
Bloch has had more than his share of issues while attempting to lead the independent agency charged with investigating federal government whistleblower complaints. He has dealt with whistleblower complaints against his agency, and an FBI Investigation into allegations that he hired the “Geek Squad” to wipe agency computers clean.