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July 9, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

VA Whistleblowers Recount Retaliation for Voicing Concerns



Four Veterans Affairs whistleblowers from across the country told a House committee they had experienced harsh retaliation from superiors after they voiced concerns about the effectiveness and quality of health care for veterans.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 8, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Thousands of Petitioners Tell Inspector General to Back Off Demand for POGO’s Whistleblower Records



Veterans Affairs Seal More than 18,500 people have signed a petition asking the Inspector General (IG) at the Department of Veterans Affairs to drop its demand for the names of whistleblowers who have contacted the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). POGO delivered the peti

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 27, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Union of Concerned Scientists Stands with POGO



Whistleblower Protections The Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists wrote a letter to Veterans Affairs Acting Inspector General this week urging him to reconsider his office’s demand for the Project On Government Oversight’s whistleblower records.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 24, 2014

By Avery Kleinman

Senator’s Report on VA Hospitals Explores Widespread Problems



Veterans Affairs Seal A new report based on a year-long investigation of the VA healthcare system suggests that problems go far beyond improper scheduling practices.

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Topics: Government Accountability

June 23, 2014

By POGO Guest Blogger

VA Inspector General wrong to demand POGO records



Celia Wexler Gust blogger Celia Viggo Wexler, a public interest advocate and former journalist, argues that journalism, the public and whistleblowers will benefit if the VA drops its demand for POGO’s records.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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