The Whistleblower Protection Act embodies one of the principles granted to federal employees: protection for whistleblowers.
President Trump has signed the Follow the Rules Act. It provides additional protection for federal employee whistleblowers.
Michael Moore has set up a website that encourages whistleblowers to share information with him about the Trump administration.
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.
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.
Two lawmakers are questioning an HHS memo that they say appears to violate the rights of federal employees to communicate directly with Congress.
Two lawsuits are now pending involving issues surrounding the “Deep State” and EPA employees.
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.