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DOJ IG called to investigate whistleblowers' safety

Lawmakers ask for DoJ's IG to investigate the effectiveness of the agency's efforts to protect the whistleblowers in the Fast and Furious case. After alleged negative and potential threatening comments by an ATF official, lawmakers are concerned if the motive is vindictive.

Tags: Darrell Issa , Chuck Grassley , DoJ , Fast and Furious investigation , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , ATF , Taeja Smith ,

Monday - 07/02/2012, 08:45pm EDT

For feds, it's 'WTH?' time

With 24/7 coverage of alleged scandals at GSA, DoD and the Secret Service, many feds are wondering: "What next?" So what do you do if your agency suddenly finds itself in the spotlight?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , Shakeup at GSA , federal employees

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

Whistleblowers: Who guards the guards?

Government workers are under orders to blow the whistle if they spot waste, fraud or abuse. But, for many, that is easier said than done. What if the crook or clown is your immediate boss? Or your agency head? So who guards the guards?

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , feds , federal employees

Monday - 04/16/2012, 02:00am EDT

MSPB, OSC already feeling brunt of budget reductions

Two small agencies with large responsibilities toward the federal workforce say they've trimmed all the fat from their budgets and will need more resources to keep up with increasing caseloads. Merit Systems Protection Board Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann told a Senate subcommittee she worries about impending staff retirements as well. The Office of Special Counsel is also feeling pressure to do more with less.

Tags: MSPB , Office of Special Counsel , workforce , Senate , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Emily Kopp , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Carolyn Lerner ,

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 06:00am EDT
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IGs push for greater whistleblower protections for contractors

Whistleblowers at government contractors need better protections against reprisal and need to know how to contact agency inspectors general. Two IGs and a whistleblower awaiting trial were among the witnesses at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight. It is considering legislation to extend federal whistleblower protections to all contractors, subcontractors and local governments receiving federal funds.

Tags: contracting , Senate , Claire McCaskill , Rob Portman , Walter Tamosaitis , Hanford Waste Treatment Plan , Energy , DoD , Marguerite Garrison , Peggy Gustafson , SBA , Recovery Act , transparency , URS , Bechtel , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 04:26pm EST
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Protecting Whistleblowers

Tags: mngt , Max Cacas , Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) ,

Thursday - 03/12/2009, 07:43pm EDT
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Smithsonian worker files whistleblower complaint

An exhibits specialist at the National Air and Space Museum is filing a federal whistleblower complaint against the Smithsonian Institution for retaliating when he complained of improper handling of asbestos in the museum's outside walls.

Tags: mngt , Smithsonian Institution , National Air & Space Museum , asbestos

Tuesday - 03/17/2009, 02:30pm EDT

Whistleblower label carries false sense of security

"A federal employee authorized to take, direct others to take, recommend or approve any personnel action may not take, fail to take, or threaten to take any personnel action against an employee because of protected whistleblowing." Attorney Debra Roth explains this for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , whistleblower protections , Debra Roth , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 09:31am EST
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