In today's Federal Newscast, an investigation into Marines accused of helping smuggle migrants into the United States led to the arrest Thursday of 16 of their fellow Marines at California’s Camp Pendleton, just north of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Formal investigations rarely substantiate whistleblower retaliation claims by contractor employees, but a new alternative dispute resolution program is showing promise.
The House-passed 2020 defense authorization bill includes paid family leave for federal employees, as well as another legislative attempt to block the Trump administration's proposed OPM-GSA merger.
In today's Federal Newscast, an arbitrator finds the Veterans Affairs Department should take down a public record of employee firings and other punishments from its website.
The Government Accountability Office has issued guidelines to help Hill staffers that have to deal with whistleblowers.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Merit Systems Protection Board finds between 1999 and 2016, only about 7 for ever 1000 new supervisors faced consequences for failing their probationary period.
Former ATF special agent and whistleblower Vincent Cefalu says the bureau needs a permanent director, and more accountability in dealing with whistleblowers.
Rebecca Jones, policy counsel at the Project on Government Oversight, argued it's time for Congress to provide better whistleblower protections to its own staff.
In today's Federal Newscast, officials with the Defense Department's Office of Inspector General said they’ve had much more success with a new alternative dispute resolution process.
The president's nominees for the Veterans Affairs Department's chief information officer and accountability and whistleblower protection director promised they would spark a long-awaited culture change at the agency.
Debra D'Agostino, founding partner of The Federal Practice Group, joins host Derrick Dortch on this week's Fed Access to discuss whistle blower protections for federal employees, and how to navigate the security clearance process in the federal government.
After most Homeland Security Department nondisclosure agreements were deemed noncompliant with federal whistleblower laws, congressional overseers worry about other agencies.
House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) said he's less concerned by the VA's measure of disciplinary actions and more concerned about whether whistleblowers feel they can approach leadership with their concerns.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel deals with much more than whistleblower cases — its mission also covers complaints of political activity in the federal workplace.