Tag: Whistleblower

Follow the Rules Act Signed into Law

By on June 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Follow the Rules Act Signed into Law

President Trump has signed the Follow the Rules Act. It provides additional protection for federal employee whistleblowers.

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Michael Moore Asks Federal Employees to Blow the Whistle on the Trump Administration

By on June 7, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Michael Moore Asks Federal Employees to Blow the Whistle on the Trump Administration

Michael Moore has set up a website that encourages whistleblowers to share information with him about the Trump administration.

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Whistleblower Blows Whistle at Office of Special Counsel

By on May 29, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Whistleblower Blows Whistle at Office of Special Counsel

A complaint has been filed and a hearing scheduled for a complaint against senior officials of the Office of Special Counsel, the agency that normally investigates and prosecutes these cases.

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Unprotected Whistleblowing Will Not Undo Removal of Federal Employee

By on May 25, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Unprotected Whistleblowing Will Not Undo Removal of Federal Employee

A Department of Education employee removed for various misconduct reasons tried to thwart the agency’s action by pointing to his whistleblowing activity. Since he could not prove it was protected whistleblowing and the agency could prove it would fire him even if it had been, he lost out on his appeal.

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Whistleblowing or Failure to Communicate Properly With Supervisors?

By on May 9, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Whistleblowing or Failure to Communicate Properly With Supervisors?

Here’s a situation where a federal employee received a “counseling memo” following what he apparently considered as a whistleblowing complaint to his agency chain of command. He tried to challenge the informal discipline as retaliation for protected whistleblowing and eventually his case went to the federal appeals court.

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Lawmakers Warn HHS Against Restricting Federal Employees From Communicating With Congress

By on May 5, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Warn HHS Against Restricting Federal Employees From Communicating With Congress

Two lawmakers are questioning an HHS memo that they say appears to violate the rights of federal employees to communicate directly with Congress.

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Another FOIA Lawsuit for the EPA

By on April 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Another FOIA Lawsuit for the EPA

Two lawsuits are now pending involving issues surrounding the “Deep State” and EPA employees.

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VA Whistleblower Faces Punishment for Revealing Alleged Harasser

on April 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
An employee at the embattled Veterans Affairs hospital in Arizona is facing a punishment ranging from “reprimand to removal,” for publicly revealing the name of a colleague he claims harassed him after the whistle-blower exposed exceedingly long wait times for patients at the Phoenix facility.

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Do As This Former VA Employee Says, Not As He Does

By on March 20, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Do As This Former VA Employee Says, Not As He Does

A Veterans Affairs employee, claiming to be a protected whistleblower, was removed for mishandling a radiological substance, the very activity that he had blown the whistle on with regard to others at his facility.

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Whistleblower Failed Burden of Proof In Challenge to Her Removal

By on March 14, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Whistleblower Failed Burden of Proof In Challenge to Her Removal

A federal attorney who was fired claims that it was done in retaliation for being a whistleblower. The MSPB said it had no jurisdiction, saying she failed to make her case. See how the federal appeals court has now ruled on her appeal.

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