According to an MSPB survey, more federal employees say they’ve witnessed or experienced prohibited personnel practices such as discrimination and whistelblower retaliation in recent years.
AFGE is calling for “immediate transfer” of more than 2,000 federal employees at a multiagency facility in St. Louis with a history of hazardous materials mismanagement, including lead and asbestos.
The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general said it’s deeply concerned that the Coast Guard Investigative Service executed a search warrant against a whistleblower.
TSA Administrator David Pekoske managed to mostly reassure lawmakers, with one major exception: they aren’t pleased about the agency’s decision to redact certain documents, and its refusal to turn over others in response to a subpoena.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the State Department said the breach potentially exposed the personally identifiable information of about 1 percent of its employees.
Oversight committees in both chambers of Congress this week will consider the president’s nominees to sit on the Merit Systems Protection Board, along with other changes to disciplinary actions and probationary periods for federal employees.
The Army has fallen short in dealing with retaliation against whistleblowers. Example? The Teresa Gilbert case.
The Office of Special Counsel is working to find ways to improve and shorten the whistleblower retaliation caseload for federal agencies.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general concluded former administrator Denise Turner Roth retaliated against former FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe after he made protected disclosures about potential waste, fraud and abuse.
The General Services Administration’s inspector general issued a notice saying former Administrator Denise Turner Roth made “statements and taking actions that threatened the complainant with transfer to another position.” Sources say out-going FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe is the whistleblower.