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.
A federal whistleblower has legal protection from retaliation. A gag order may fall within this type of protected activity.
A Maryland Congressman wants federal employees to know that they are free to call him despite the Trump administration’s recent efforts to filter agency communications.
Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to expand protection for whistleblowers at the Department of Energy.
The Justice Department writes in a letter it may have provided inaccurate information to a Senator regarding whistleblower allegations about hiring practices at the Marshals Service.
Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL) has introduced legislation to designed to offer VA whistleblowers protection from reprisals and real accountability for those who reprise against them.
In this follow-on article, the author addresses comments from readers and identifies actions that federal employees can take and have taken to change policy and bring about needed improvements.
Federal employee whistleblowing activity has reached screeching levels, with the government’s watchdog agency, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), seeing a surge of new disclosures of wrongdoing in fiscal year 2012.