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.
The Pentagon’s acting inspector general tells Congress budget shortfalls are to blame for delays in investigating whistleblower reprisal claims. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports on Pentagon Solutions that the investigations took an average of about 300 days last year — much longer than the guidelines in federal law.
The Defense Department inspector general’s office substantiated a whistleblower reprisal claim, making it the first time the IG had ever done so in a sexual assault case.