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April 9, 2015

By Joe Newman

Whistleblower Groups Urge President Obama to Fire Commerce Inspector General



Todd Zinser A coalition of whistleblower advocates are calling on President Obama to fire Commerce Department Inspector General Todd Zinser for his history of retaliating against whistleblowers and creating a hostile environment for those who might want to report wron

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 8, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Flying the Whistleblower-Unfriendly Skies



Add United Airlines to the list of major companies that may be suppressing whistleblowers with restrictive confidentiality agreements. The agreement United requires its employees to sign is very similar to the one for which KBR was recently punished.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

April 2, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Report Finds Shaky Whistleblower Support by Big Contractors



Whistleblower Protections A State Department Inspector General report found that some of the government's largest contractors have confidentiality policies that may have a chilling effect on whistleblowers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 31, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Alarming Flip-Flop on Whistleblowers from Senator Harry Reid



Harry Reid So close to his retirement, Senator Harry Reid has displayed a confusing and alarming change of heart towards whistleblowers, recently calling those who alleged he was involved in political wrongdoing "a bunch of whiners."

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 26, 2015

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

IRS Whistleblower Office: A Taxing Affair



Whistleblower Protections No one likes a tax cheat, but questions remain about whether the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Whistleblower Office is doing enough to incentivize and reward whistleblowers who report tax violations.

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