COI Resources Topic: Working with Whistleblowers
Audio: Working with Whistleblowers, Adam Miles, Acting Special Counsel at the US Office of Special Counsel; and former professional staff member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government ReformJune 30, 2017
Audio: Working with Whistleblowers, Tristan Leavitt, Principal Deputy Special Counsel, US Office of Special Counsel; former investigative counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee under then-Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, and former senior counsel on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee under then-Chairman Jason ChaffetzJune 30, 2017
An example of a letter directing an agency head (in this case, the acting head) not to stifle whistleblowers or attempts by Congress to investigate wrongdoing.
President Obama’s 2012 directive outlining protections for intelligence community whistleblowers and prohibiting retaliation against them.
The best congressional investigations require insights from whistleblowers. Here are some general rules of thumb on working with sources.
The primary mission of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) is to safeguard the merit system by protecting federal employees from reprisal for whistleblowing and to provide a confidential channel to report waste, fraud, abuse, and threats to public health and safety. Learn more here.