Whistleblowers

VA Office Meant to Protect Whistleblowers Actually Helped Retaliate Against Them, IG Finds

In a scathing report, VA's auditor says the office engaged in "misdeeds and missteps" and failed to discipline top execs.

How Trump's Defiance of Impeachment Probe Could Leave Federal Employees Criminally Liable

As White House pledges no cooperation, experts say employees have options to remain on a legal path.

Whistleblower is Vulnerable to Retaliation Due to Limited Intelligence Community Protections

Under the law, the president is responsible for ensuring whistleblowers are protected, but experts say the law never accounted for a president leading the attack on a whistleblower.

Grassley Deviates From Other Senate Republicans and Supports Ukraine Whistleblower

Senator says he believes the whistleblower followed the law and should be protected.

Viewpoint: The Problem With the Whistleblower System

As the country learned this week, authorities have too much power to decide the fate of whistleblower claims, especially when they involve the intelligence community.

Whistleblower Exposed $1.34 Million in Army Losses

The Office of Special Counsel said improper contracting practices were a factor.

Justice Department Charges Edward Snowden With Violating Non-Disclosure Agreements

Prosecutors are seeking to prevent the former NSA contractor from profiting from his unauthorized release of classified information.

VA Whistleblowers Tell Congress Retaliation Is Still Rampant

One VA employee received a proposed firing notice just one day prior to testifying.

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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.