House members said they’re working on new legislation designed to clarify and improve protections for federal whistleblowers.
A 2016 law was supposed to, at last, give FBI whistleblowers the protections most other federal employees have. But three years after the bill’s passage, at least one FBI whistleblower says he’s still waiting for an opportunity to have his day in court.
The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency this week launched several new online tools designed to help and encourage whistleblowers to report waste, fraud and abuse.
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.
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.
More than 20 House Democrats have their own concerns with the president’s recent executive orders on the federal workforce.
The Office of Special Counsel reminds agencies of employee whistleblower rights, as the Justice Department tightens its control on communication to Congress.
Washington attorney Bill Bransford joins host Mike Causey to answer questions that affect whistleblowers in the federal government. April 18, 2012
Whistleblowers in the intel community could lose their pensions under a new bill, if they’re caught leaking even non-classified information. We ask attorney Debra Roth if this changes what a leak is.
What’s next for federal whistleblowers? As Congress debates new protections, federal employee advocates say the time has come to move on this legislation. Tom Devine is the Legal Director for the Government Accountability Project.