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Grassley criticizes IRS for dragging feet on whistleblower cases

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) talked to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about his objections to how the Internal Revenue Service handles whistleblower complaints.

Tags: Chuck Grassley , Senate , Congress , IRS , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 05/11/2012, 12:56pm EDT
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Lerner: FAA failed to respond promptly to whistleblowers' concerns

Earlier this week, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner notified the president and Congress that the Department of Transportation had not acted promptly or sufficiently to complaints made by FAA whistleblowers.

Tags: FAA , Transportation Department , Carolyn Lerner , OSC , Federal Drive ,

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 12:01pm EDT
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Special counsel letter details air safety concerns

Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner sent a letter to President Barack Obama Tuesday, calling attention to reports of safety lapses at some U.S. commercial aviation facilities. She also criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for delays in responding to whistleblower disclosures.

Tags: Carolyn Lerner , Office of Special Counsel , FAA , DoT , Federal Drive , Ray Lahood , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 09:48am EDT

Defense contractor settles complaint for $36.9M

Defense contractor ATK Launch Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $36.9 million in cash and services to settle a whistleblower's complaint alleging the Utah-based company sold the military dangerous and defective illumination flares, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday.

Tags: ATK Launch Systems , DoD , Justice , Air Force , Army

Monday - 04/23/2012, 11:48pm EDT

FBI whistle-blower trying to get book published

A lawyer for FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds said Tuesday the bureau's prepublication review office has adopted overly expansive restrictions that are preventing Edmonds from publishing a book about her life at the FBI.

Tags: FBI , John Ashcroft

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:02pm EDT

US govt: Harbert Corp., affiliates to pay $47M

The Justice Department says Harbert Corp. and four affiliates will pay the government $47 million to settle allegations they conspired to rig bids for a sewer system in Cairo, Egypt, financed by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Tags: Harbert Corp. , Justice

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 01:38pm EDT

OSHA suing Postal Service over whistleblower retaliation

Vincent Melehy, federal employment expert and an attorney with Melehy and Associates, joins The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer his analysis of the case.

Tags: Vincent Melehy , Labor , OSHA , USPS , Federal Drive

Monday - 03/05/2012, 10:41am EST
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Leaked GAO report reveals whistleblower program flaws

Debra Roth, partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, said the leaking of the Government Accountability Office's draft report back to DoD was unusual. The report was an evaluation of the whistleblower protection program for military service members.

Tags: Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Debra Roth , Legal Loop , Federal Drive , DoD , inspector general

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 11:07am EST
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What legal pitfalls await feds in 2012?

Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, offers some insight to federal employees on upcoming whistleblower legislation and the possible ramifications of on-the-job political activities.

Tags: Legal Loop , Bill Bransford , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Federal Drive , OSC , Hatch Act

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 12:52pm EST
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