Illegal Gag Orders

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation

Why Congress urgently needs to pass federal legislation to protect students and faculty from whistleblower retaliation  When schools opened across the U.S. amidst the ongoing pandemic, students and public school employees blew the whistle on life-threatening public health and safety practices that violated CDC regulations. In several cases this was met with retaliation. Some school employees and students have legal protections from retaliation, though the [...]

Government Executive: Groups Request Reminder of Federal Employees’ Whistleblower Rights

Groups Request Reminder of Federal Employees’ Whistleblower Rights This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Four oversight and good government organizations sent letters to 25 federal agencies on Monday asking them to reinforce their employees' whistleblower rights amid the presidential transition. The Government Accountability Project, American Oversight, Protect Democracy and Public Citizen [...]

Government Executive: DHS Union Asks for Removal of ‘Illegal Gag Order’ Asking Employees to Report on Colleagues

DHS Union Asks for Removal of 'Illegal Gag Order' Asking Employees to Report on Colleagues This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. A recent directive sent to Homeland Security Department workers asking them to inform on colleagues they believe are leaking information constitutes an “illegal gag order,” according to a group [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project and the American Federation of Government Employees USCIS Council 119 File Letter to Department of Homeland Security on Illegal Gag Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2020 Government Accountability Project and the American Federation of Government Employees USCIS Council 119 File Letter to Department of Homeland Security on Illegal Gag Orders Gag orders are violations of workers’ whistleblowing and free speech rights WASHINGTON – Last week a senior official in the Department of Homeland Security attempted [...]