Tag: Whistleblower

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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VA Accountability: Federal Government Trapped In A System In Desperate Need of Reform

By on March 11, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Accountability: Federal Government Trapped In A System In Desperate Need of Reform

The VA and federal civil service is “trapped in a failed and antiquated civil service system that is in desperate need of reform.” A House bill would change the system in the VA.

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Tweets, Politics, and A Career as a Federal Employee

By on February 26, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Tweets, Politics, and A Career as a Federal Employee

Social media is a powerful tool. Federal employees are in a unique position. Can they tweet hostile political opinions to many followers? Is that a good career move?

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Improper Billing of FEHB, Medicare Leads to $750,000 Settlement

By on February 26, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Improper Billing of FEHB, Medicare Leads to $750,000 Settlement

A $750,000 settlement, with $135,000 for a whistleblower, has been reached with a doctor for improper billing under the FEHB and Medicare.

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Want to Take on the Trump Administration? These Congressmen Have Released a Guide to Help You

By on February 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Want to Take on the Trump Administration? These Congressmen Have Released a Guide to Help You

Two Congressmen have released a guide for federal employees which they say helps to foster a “safe and responsible disclosure of information” to fight back against a “communications blackout” they say has been employed by the Trump administration.

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Whistleblower Wins at Appeals Court

By on February 8, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Whistleblower Wins at Appeals Court

Finding that the Government failed to justify reassignment of a Department of Justice whistleblower, the appeals court has bounced his appeal back to MSPB and ordered the Government to pay his costs.

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Lawmakers Accuse Trump of Breaking Federal Law

By on January 26, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Accuse Trump of Breaking Federal Law

Members from both branches of Congress are accusing the Trump administration of violating federal law due to issuing gag orders restricting the communications of federal agencies and employees.

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