Tag: Whistleblower

OSC: Whistleblower Disclosures ‘Skyrocketed’

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

July 8, 2013 11:00 AM

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?

December 6, 2012 8:47 AM

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

November 2, 2011 2:42 PM

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?

November 29, 2006 7:40 AM

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

October 7, 2005 8:32 AM

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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