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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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March 11, 2015

By Phillip Shaverdian

Proposed Bill Curtails N.M.'s Whistleblower Protections



Whistleblower Protections A bill in New Mexico's House of Representatives would, if passed, amend the State's laws and curtail protections of whistleblowers by modifying various definitions and adding new requirements before employees can bring an action against their employer.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

March 9, 2015

By Andre Francisco

FBI Whistleblower Protections ‘Weaker Than at Any Other Agency’



FBI Building A Government Accountability Office report has highlighted the weaknesses of the FBI's whistleblower protection system, including long delays in resolving cases and disclosure rules that no other agency requires.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 10, 2015

By Phillip Shaverdian

Agency Rules and Regulations Are Not Laws



Robert MacLean The Supreme Court ruled that disclosures of information prohibited by agency rules or regulations are not “specifically prohibited by law” and therefore do not qualify as an exemption under the Whistleblower Protection Act.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 5, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Air Force General Should be Held Accountable



photograph of Major General James Post The Project On Government Oversight was joined by a group of concerned organizations and individuals in writing Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to express our concern about Maj. Gen. James Posts' statement and the implications it has on military whis

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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