Tag: Whistleblower

New Bills Aim to Protect Federal Employee Whistleblowers

August 6, 2020 8:41 AM
New Bills Aim to Protect Federal Employee Whistleblowers

The sponsors behind a pair of recently introduced bills say that they would help protect federal employees from whistleblower retaliation.

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“Please Sir, I Want Some More”

August 4, 2020 9:32 AM
“Please Sir, I Want Some More”

A VA whistleblower challenged a reprimand as retaliatory. The MSPB awarded some damages but drew the line when he asked to be compensated for loss of incentive pay.

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Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

May 28, 2020 3:57 PM
Are Whistleblowers More Likely to Be Fired if They Are Probationary Employees?

A GAO report attempted to determine if whistleblowers are more likely to be fired when they are in probationary status.

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Whistleblower Argues Investigation Was Prohibited Retaliation

May 18, 2020 7:11 AM
Whistleblower Argues Investigation Was Prohibited Retaliation

A VA retiree challenged agency actions against him, arguing it had opened its investigation in retaliation for his whistleblowing in violation of the law.

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Is 16 Years Enough?

Is 16 Years Enough?

A VA doctor, when reassigned from his preferred compressed work schedule, challenged the agency’s action as a violation of a 16-year old settlement agreement.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Whistleblowing for Federal Employees

April 29, 2020 10:22 AM
Coronavirus Pandemic Whistleblowing for Federal Employees

Some federal employees may consider whistleblowing if they feel agencies are putting them at undue risk from the coronavirus. These are some things to consider.

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VA Whistleblower Wins a Remand by the Appeals Court

April 22, 2020 9:32 AM
VA Whistleblower Wins a Remand by the Appeals Court

A VA nurse who engaged in several whistleblowing activities accused the agency of illegal reprisals against her. The MSPB found in favor of the agency, but the appeals court sent it back to the Board.

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Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement

March 4, 2020 10:30 AM
Don’t Forget to Consider the Relevant Time Period for Your Settlement Agreement

As a recent court case shows, the time period (or lack thereof) on a settlement agreement can have surprising consequences for federal employees.

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Whistleblower Says Federal Employees Helping with Coronavirus Lacked Proper Protection

February 28, 2020 6:26 AM

A whistleblower alleges that some federal employees were sent to work at coronavirus quarantine locations in California without adequate safety protocols and then flew back home on commercial airplanes, according to a person familiar with the complaint against the Department of Health and Human Services.

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DOI Employee Returned to His Job in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

February 5, 2020 11:40 AM
DOI Employee Returned to His Job in Whistleblower Retaliation Case

A DOI employee has been returned to his job along with backpay and benefits after a settlement in a whistleblower case.

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