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August 29, 2016

By Neil Gordon

Whistleblower Rejects $8 Million Award to Protest Revolving Door



Business man silhouette Eric Ben-Artzi turned down an $8.25 million award for blowing the whistle on fraud at Deutsche Bank because the government let the company’s executives off the hook.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Financial Sector

August 24, 2016

By Neil Gordon

SEC Secures Another Win for Whistleblower Rights



Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) For the second time in less than a week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) scored a win for whistleblower rights when it fined Health Net $340,000 for using severance agreements to silence former employees.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Contract Oversight

August 19, 2016

By Carter Salis

Upcoming Appeals Case Threatens Whistleblower Protections



Whistleblower An upcoming appeals case could make it nearly impossible for whistleblowers to win cases against employers who illegally retaliate. The case threatens to shift the evidentiary burden from the employer back to the employee, a development that would be contr

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

August 18, 2016

By Iulia Gheorghiu

POGO’s 2016 Summer Reading List



Girl sitting on a lawn reading a good government book like the ones chosen each summer by POGO Summer is coming to an end but there’s still time to reenergize yourself with a book that matters! Take your pick of the latest books on nuclear policy, national security, or government oversight (or in some cases, lack thereof.)

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Topics: Government Accountability, Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources, National Security, Financial Sector, Public Health and Science, Contract Oversight

August 4, 2016

By Carter Salis

GAO Report Confirms DOE has Failed to Protect Whistleblowers



Black and White historic photo of the Hanford North Reactor from 1960. At a press conference earlier this month, Senators Markey, McCaskill, and Wyden commented on a new GAO report that details the ineffectiveness of whistleblower protections for contractor employees, and DOE’s infrequent use of its enforcement authority.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections, Energy and Natural Resources

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