Liz Hempowicz

Whistleblower Protection – Where We Stand 243 Years After the First Whistleblower Law

On FEDtalk this week, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley provides a keynote address on the importance of whistleblower protection. In our special lead up show…

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Bill to strengthen IG independence seeks to correct ‘unconscionable’ long-term vacancies

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen at dusk as work in the Senate is stalled on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. Senators plan to continue to vote on amendments through the night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

An agenda for Congress on oversight, transparency and ethics

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Elijah Cummings

Expect ‘profound change’ with House oversight’s approach to federal workforce, government reform

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Project on Government Oversight

Can the Office of Government Ethics actually punish violators?

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Lawmakers considering DoD’s perennial ask to change FOIA law

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The Army IG says there are too many whistleblower reprisal cases, but that might not be bad

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Liz Hempowicz: Past, present, future of whistleblower protection laws

Recent cases often illustrate how precarious whistleblowers can still be despite several enacted laws to protect their rights.

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US-Senator John McCain

McCain closes doors to public on NDAA sausage-making

The Senate Armed Services Committee and its subcommittees are marking up the defense authorization bill in a completely classified setting.

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pay raise

DoD asks Congress for bigger pay raise, FOIA exemptions

The Defense Department is giving Congress its suggestions for the 2018 defense authorization bill. The proposal gives service members a 2.1 percent pay raise.

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