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The Washington Times: Advocacy groups form coalition to urge whistleblowers to expose election interference

Advocacy groups form coalition to urge whistleblowers to expose election interference This article features Government Accountability Project and our Democracy Protection Initiative and was originally published here. An organization called the Government Accountability Project says it has partnered with more than 20 advocacy groups to encourage whistleblowers reporting election interference to go public with their findings,  promising [...]

Government Executive: OPM Nominee Pledges ‘Nonpartisan’ Governance Despite Anti-Islam, Conspiracy Theorist Views

OPM Nominee Pledges ‘Nonpartisan’ Governance Despite Anti-Islam, Conspiracy Theorist Views This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  President Trump’s nominee to lead the federal government’s human resources agency declined to apologize during a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for offensive comments he made on Twitter in 2016, but promised that if confirmed, [...]

2020-09-15T13:09:04-04:00September 15th, 2020|Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News|

Federal Newscast: POTUS pick to lead OPM accused of ‘lacking commitment to federal merit system’

POTUS pick to lead OPM accused of ‘lacking commitment to federal merit system’ This podcast features Government Accountability Project and originally aired here. Four government oversight groups are raising concerns with the president’s latest pick to lead the Office of Personnel Management. The groups say OPM nominee John Gibbs doesn’t have the experience or qualifications to lead [...]

2020-09-10T12:42:51-04:00September 10th, 2020|Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News|

Federal News Network: OPM nominee insists past rhetoric is behind him, says discrimination has no place in government

OPM nominee insists past rhetoric is behind him, says discrimination has no place in government This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The president’s latest pick to lead the Office Personnel Management didn’t spend much time in front of senators Wednesday afternoon laying out his long-term vision for the federal government’s top [...]

2020-09-10T12:30:15-04:00September 10th, 2020|Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News|

Letter to Congress on Office of Personnel Management Nomination

The Honorable Ron Johnson Chairman Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 340 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Gary Peters Ranking Member Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 442 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Johnson and Ranking Member Peters: Our organizations write to express [...]

2020-09-10T11:49:21-04:00September 10th, 2020|Congress: Legislation and Oversight, Letter, Sign-on Letter|

Shadowproof: Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access to Courts

Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access to Courts This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  Legislation introduced in Congress would fill multiple gaps in federal whistleblower protections and finally grant access to courts and jury trials for review of their cases. All private sector whistleblower laws since 2002 have included court [...]

Press Release: Make It Safe Coalition Commends New Legislation to Protect All Congressional Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2020 Make It Safe Coalition Commends New Legislation to Protect All Congressional Whistleblowers Government Accountability Project Joins Coalition in Supporting the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act WASHINGTON — This morning, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act to strengthen federal workers’ right to communicate with Congress without fear [...]

Press Release: Make It Safe Coalition Praises New Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2020 Make It Safe Coalition Praises New Legislation to Protect Whistleblowers Government Accountability Project Joins Coalition in Supporting Composite Legislation to Strengthen the Whistleblower Protection Act of 2012 WASHINGTON ­– Today, 10 organizations in The Make It Safe Coalition (MISC) Steering Committee praised House Committee on Oversight and Reform (COR) [...]

House Introduces New Bill to Improve Whistleblower Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2020 House Introduces New Bill to Improve Whistleblower Legislation Government Accountability Project Praises the Whistleblower Protection Empowerment Act as a Step Toward More Comprehensive Whistleblower Protections WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) introduced the Merit Systems Protection Board Empowerment Act of 2020 to reauthorize the U.S. Merit Systems [...]

Government Executive: Advocacy Groups Press Congress to Support Pandemic Whistleblower Protection Legislation

Note: this article mentions Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  Advocacy Groups Press Congress to Support Pandemic Whistleblower Protection Legislation On Thursday evening, a group of whistleblower advocacy and government accountability organizations urged Congress to pass legislation that would enhance protections for coronavirus-related whistleblowers. Twenty-seven groups wrote to the House and Senate regarding [...]

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