Press Statement: Latest UN exposé shows need for urgent reforms: Civil society organizations call for an independent inquiry into whistleblower retaliation complaints

30 June, 2022 Latest UN exposé shows need for urgent reforms: Civil society organizations call for an independent inquiry into whistleblower retaliation complaints On 21 June 2022, a damning documentary on the UN’s mistreatment of whistleblowers aired in the UK. The Whistleblowers: Inside the UN, a BBC production, examines the fate of several individuals who [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Supports Supreme Court Decision on MPP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2022  Government Accountability Project Supports Supreme Court Decision on MPP  WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court held that the law does not require the Biden administration to continue the so-called Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), or the “Remain in Mexico” policy. This long-awaited decision ends the illegal and dangerous assault on asylum [...]

2022-06-30T15:13:12-04:00June 30th, 2022|ICE Detention, Immigration, MPP, Press, SCOTUS|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Statement on the January 6 Select Committee Hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:| June 9, 2022 Government Accountability Project Statement on the January 6 Select Committee Hearings WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project is grateful for the vital work of the bipartisan January 6th Select Committee, which begins its next series of hearings today. Non-partisan career prosecutors will present verified evidence that more than 1,000 whistleblowers and witnesses [...]

Press Release: U.S. Special Counsel Findings Vindicate Government Accountability Project Client Kevin Chmielewski, whose whistleblowing exposed Scott Pruitt’s corruption

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2022 U.S. Special Counsel Findings Vindicate Government Accountability Project Client Kevin Chmielewski, Whose Whistleblowing Exposed Scott Pruitt’s Corruption WASHINGTON – Scott Pruitt, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and current candidate for the United States Senate, resigned from his position in July 2018 after a flurry of [...]

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds the Senate Confirmation of Cathy Harris for U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2022 Government Accountability Project Applauds the Senate Confirmation of Cathy Harris for U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board WASHINGTON-  Today, Government Accountability Project hails the Senate confirmation of Cathy Harris as a Member of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board. The Board is the only due process for civil service [...]

2022-06-16T12:31:37-04:00May 26th, 2022|MSPB, Press, Press release, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Statement: Netflix Releases “Meltdown: Three Mile Island” Docuseries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 4, 2022 Netflix Releases “Meltdown: Three Mile Island” Docuseries New docuseries Covers government accountability project client Rick Parks who blew the whistle on near nuclear disaster. WASHINGTON – Today, Netflix released the four-part documentary series “Meltdown: Three Mile Island” about the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history and the prominent [...]

Press Statement: Leading whistleblower protection NGOs call for urgent reform after latest UN whistleblower firing

Leading whistleblower protection NGOs call for urgent reform after latest UN whistleblower firing 13 April 2022 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) terminated the employment contract of whistleblower John O’Brien, who reported corruption in UNDP climate change projects. Government Accountability Project, Transparency International and the Whistleblowing International Network are gravely concerned about the continuing trend of UN whistleblowers [...]

2022-06-28T12:38:42-04:00April 13th, 2022|International, Press, United Nations, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Release: Farmer Whistleblower Testifies before Congress about the Impacts of Corporate Concentration on America’s Chicken Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2022 Farmer Whistleblower Testifies before Congress about the Impacts of Corporate Concentration on America’s Chicken Farmers    WASHINGTON – Farmer whistleblower and Government Accountability Project client Trina McClendon testified this week before the US House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, on "Reviving Competition, [...]

2022-01-20T16:53:13-05:00January 20th, 2022|Food Integrity, Press, Press release|

Press Statement: Government Accountability Project Applauds House Passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 14, 2022 Government Accountability Project Applauds House Passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, a voting rights bill that will ensure voters can safely and freely cast their ballots, protect against [...]

2022-01-14T16:03:42-05:00January 14th, 2022|Democracy Protection Initiative, Press, Racial Justice|

Press Release: OIG Report Confirms Whistleblower Claims of Wrongdoing at Irwin County Detention Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2022 OIG Report Confirms Whistleblower Claims of Wrongdoing at Irwin County Detention Center WASHINGTON- Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its final report, “Medical Processes and Communication Protocols Need Improvement at Irwin County Detention Center” outlining Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) grave shortcomings [...]