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Mathew Tully, Founding Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

The Supreme Court is set to hear the case of a former Federal Air Marshal turned whistleblower on Nov. 4. Robert MacLean was fired after he told the media about the Transportation Security Administration's decision to use fewer air marshals on long distance flights. This is the first case the Supreme Court will hear that directly involves a federal whistleblower. Matt Tully, founding partner of the law firm Tully Rinckey, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Mathew Tully , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Supreme Court , air marshal , Robert MacLean , TSA , Tully Rinckey

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:18am EDT
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Paula Pedene, Veterans Health Administration

The Office of Special Counsel has persuaded the Veterans Affairs Department to settle with three whistleblowers from the Phoenix medical center. One is Paula Pedene, a former chief spokeswoman at the center. She blew the whistle about financial mismanagement by former leadership. Pedene is now a national program specialist in the Veterans Health Administration's Office of Communications. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what it's like to become a whistleblower and what got her through the ordeal.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Paula Pedene , Veterans Health Administration , Veterans Administration ,

Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 08:20am EDT
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Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project

The Marine Corps has settled a complaint with a high-profile whistleblower. Marine Corps civilian scientist Franz Gayl had raised concerns about delays in sending the blast-resistant trucks known as M-RAPs to Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, after the seven-year battle, the service is pledging to create a better environment for whistleblowers. Tom Devine is the legal director for the Government Accountability Project and he represented Franz Gayl. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with the details of the case.

Tags: Tom Devine , Tom Temin , Marine Corps , MRAP , Government Accountability Project , Franz Gayl , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 11:42am EDT
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VA settles complaints by 3 Phoenix whistleblowers

The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has settled complaints filed by three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , management , Phoenix VA , Eric Shinseki

Monday - 09/29/2014, 09:36pm EDT

SEC giving $30M, biggest whistleblower award yet

The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving its biggest award yet, about $30 million, to a whistleblower who provided key information that led to an enforcement action in a fraud case.

Tags: Securities and Exchange Commission , oversight ,

Monday - 09/22/2014, 08:10pm EDT

Federal whistleblowers face 'best and worst' of times, expert says

Tom Devine of the Government Accountability Project told a House subcommittee Tuesday that some agencies are circumventing the protections provided by the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act.

Tags: House Subcommittee on the Federal Workforce, Posta , Bruce Farenthold , Tom Devine , Government Accountability Project , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , oversight , Robert MacLean , Carolyn Lerner , Michael OConnell , MSPB

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 06:09pm EDT

Labor orders reinstatement of nuclear whistleblower

The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Hanford Nuclear Reservation contractor to reinstate a worker who the department says was fired for voicing concerns about nuclear and environmental safety.

Tags: Labor Department , oversight ,

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 04:20am EDT

Lydia Dennett, Investigator, Project On Government Oversight

Nearly 800 current and former Veterans Affairs employees and patients have submitted complaints about the department to a watchdog group. The Project on Government Oversight set up a special website to collect their complaints. It says the number of submissions is a record. Lydia Dennett is an investigator for the Project On Government Oversight. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what POGO found.

Tags: Lydia Dennett , Project on Government Oversight , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 09:45am EDT
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Lynne Bernabei, Bernabei & Watchel

Congress is waiting for President Barack Obama to sign legislation to make it easier for intelligence agency employees and contractors to blow the whistle. Some advocates say this is landmark legislation that would close a major loophole. Right now, intelligence workers have little job or legal protection when they report waste, fraud or abuse. Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Bernabei has represented federal whistleblowers. She joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss if the law really helps.

Tags: Lynne Bernabei , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 10:30am EDT
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