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August 11, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Veterans Affairs Response to Alleged Whistleblowers Still Worrying



Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington DC The firing of the Washington, D.C. veterans’ medical center director provides the first test of a new Department of Veterans Affairs accountability and whistleblower protection law.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

August 9, 2017

By Jean Carlos Baez Rosario

Civil Servants Exposed To Retaliation Under Bipartisan VA Bill



Photo of President Trump after signing the Deptartment of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act Bipartisanship led to a bill that created a new VA whistleblower office, but its language also diminishes due process rights for civil servants. Congress needs to continue overseeing the new office and ensure VA employees do not suffer from retaliation or political purging.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Whistleblower Protections

July 27, 2017

By Nick Schwellenbach

POGO Unveils Tool to Help Federal Whistleblowers Know Their Rights



Know Your Rights Website POGO’s new “Know Your Rights” tool is a starting point for federal whistleblowers who want to understand what the law protects and what it doesn’t.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

June 6, 2017

By Danielle Brian

Considerations for Working with Whistleblowers in a Technological Age



Whistleblower whistle Recent documents released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on how they identified an alleged National Security Agency (NSA) contractor source provide a number of lessons and considerations for sources and journalists who seek to anonymously disclose info

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

May 30, 2017

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Strengthening Whistleblower Protections Still a Bipartisan Issue



Whistleblower Retaliation Lineup: Men in suits lined up facing a wall, their shadows elongated in front of them. One of the men's outlines is shaped like a whistle Before Memorial Day recess and with little fanfare, Congress passed legislation to close a significant loophole in the Whistleblower Protection Act. The Follow the Rules Act protects whistleblowers from having to obey orders from a supervisor that would re

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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