Tag: Whistleblower

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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OSC: Whistleblower Disclosures ‘Skyrocketed’

By on July 14, 2013 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

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.

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Federal Employees and the ‘Insider Threat’ to National Security

By on July 8, 2013 in Current Events with 0 Comments

An executive order on controlling the “Insider threat to national security” was not well received by FedSmith.com users as most thought the order would not improve national security.

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Are Good Employees Afraid of Bad Employees?

By on December 6, 2012 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The author says that most public service employees are proud of their service and want to do a good job, but they sometimes encounter other employees in their organization who do not share the same level of commitment. He offers some analysis of dealing with this challenge.

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Legislation Introduced to Strengthen Whistleblower Protections

By on November 2, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has introduced legislation designed to strengthen provisions of the Whistleblower Protection Act for federal employees who expose abuse, mismanagement, or criminal activity in federal agencies and programs.

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Do You Provide Loyal, Professional Service to Your Agency?

By on November 29, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

How much leeway does a federal employee have in publicly disagreeing with agency policy decisions? An agency has the right to expect loyal, professional service from its employees even though a whistleblower is protected.

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Whistleblower Gets Award for Exposing Air Traffic Games, Cover-up

By on October 7, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Anne Whiteman has been recognized by the Office of Special Counsel for reporting safety problems in the control of aircraft at the Dallas/Ft. Worth air traffic facility and the agency’s failure to report safety problems.

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