Tag: Whistleblower

Pay Freeze for Federal Employees in 2019?

By on December 14, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Pay Freeze for Federal Employees in 2019?

A new report based on a leaked whistleblower document says that the Trump administration intends to seek a pay freeze for all civilian federal employees in 2019.

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The Merit Systems Principles at Work: Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection

By on November 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Merit Systems Principles at Work: Federal Employee Whistleblower Protection

The Whistleblower Protection Act embodies one of the principles granted to federal employees: protection for whistleblowers.

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Whistleblower Gets Job In New Accountability Office at Trumps’ VA

on July 31, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A government worker who has testified in Congress about problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs has a job at the new office aimed at protecting VA whistleblowers from retaliation.

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Whistleblowers Say Manchester VA Hospital is Endangering Patients

on July 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Whistleblowers say a four-star VA hospital in New Hampshire is plagued with problems reminiscent of those found in a third-world country.

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Follow the Rules Act Broadens Whistleblower Protections

By on June 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Follow the Rules Act Broadens Whistleblower Protections

The Follow the Rules Act is a new law that may provide extra protections to federal employees who become whistleblowers. This is a summary of the new law.

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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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