Whistleblowers

Inspectors General Council to Track Watchdog Vacancies

Website improvements announced just as Trump assigns SSA IG to Interior.

Intel Community Watchdog Now Runs Revamped Whistleblower Center

Remake to ensure protected disclosures comes after shakeup at ombudsman’s program.  

House Democrats Clash With Education Department Over Watchdog’s Status

The Trump administration’s aborted effort to replace the IG prompts document demands and an oversight dispute.

What Federal Employees Might Want to Know Before Blowing the Whistle to Congress

Volume of disclosures rises when congressional oversight dominates the news, watchdog notes in new primer.

TSA Air Marshal Whistleblower Fired for Second Time

Robert MacLean continues to claim retaliation for his disclosures of safety risks.

Pentagon Watchdogs Allowed Some Improper Access to Whistleblower Files

GAO finds progress on timeliness and quality of handling reprisal complaints.

Democratic-Run House Creates New Whistleblower Ombudsman

Advocates praise new option for agency employees who feel gagged.

FBI and Intel Community Release Framework to Thwart Insider Threats

Among 19 elements is the creation of a new career path for federal employees.

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IRS May Be Unintentionally Discouraging Whistleblowers From Reporting Tax Cheats

The agency failed to update a key form affecting the calculation of whistleblower awards, GAO found.