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August 7, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Whistleblowing Study Examines Fairness vs. Loyalty



whistleblowers2 Individuals primed with a writing task on fairness were much more likely to blow the whistle on wrongdoing than those who wrote about loyalty, according to a new study.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 19, 2013

By Jana Persky

Court Chips Away at Whistleblower Protections



whistleblowers2 A decision this week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit narrowed the scope of Dodd-Frank protections for one whistleblower, and potentially for the many others who blow the whistle to their employers.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 10, 2013

By Arden Arnold

Does New Policy Protect Intelligence Whistleblowers?



NSA New protections for national security and intelligence community whistleblowers are being implemented, but it is unclear yet how effective they will be.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 2, 2013

By Jana Persky

Retroactive Rights a Victory for Whistleblowers



whistleblowers2 Last week, the U.S. Merit Systems Protections Board expanded the application of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act and granted anti-retaliation protection to whistleblowers whose cases were pending before the WPEA was passed in November 2012.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

July 2, 2013

By Andrew Wyner

U.S. Airman Denied American-Made Boots



Chinese Boots Master Sgt. Steven Adachi's quest for American-made boots instead of Chinese ones has led to a reprimand, retaliation, and a bipartisan congressional inquiry.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

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