Tag: Whistleblower

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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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Whistleblower?

By on January 26, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Whistleblower?

A federal whistleblower has legal protection from retaliation. A gag order may fall within this type of protected activity.

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Congressman Wants Federal Employees to Call Him

By on January 25, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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.

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Proving Retaliation is ‘In Reprisal For’ Blowing the Whistle

By on January 17, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Proving Retaliation is ‘In Reprisal For’ Blowing the Whistle

The author discusses the steps federal employees must take to prove retaliation by their agencies against them for blowing the whistle.

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Legislation Would Expand Whistleblower Protections for DOE Employees

By on September 27, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Expand Whistleblower Protections for DOE Employees

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to expand protection for whistleblowers at the Department of Energy.

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Justice Department Says It May Have Misled Congress on Whistleblower Allegations

By on April 20, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Justice Department Says It May Have Misled Congress on Whistleblower Allegations

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.

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Bill Introduced to Protect VA Whistleblowers

By on January 29, 2015 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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.

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Agency Policies Gone Awry – Part 2

By on September 23, 2013 in Leadership with 0 Comments

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.

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