Tag: Whistleblower

Whistleblower Blows Whistle at Office of Special Counsel

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

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?

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

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

April 17, 2017 3:25 PM
Another FOIA Lawsuit for the EPA

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

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

March 20, 2017 10:56 AM
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

March 14, 2017 10:43 AM
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

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

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

February 26, 2017 10:09 AM
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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