Government Executive: Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office

Oversight Groups Express Concern About Future of the Housing Finance Agency IG Office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Three nonprofit organizations are calling on President Biden to take action to restore confidence and morale at the Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector general office following the IG’s upcoming resignation. Last [...]

Just the News: Oversight groups urge Biden to nominate caretaker Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General

Oversight groups urge Biden to nominate caretaker Federal Housing Finance Agency Inspector General This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Several watchdog groups sent a letter Wednesday to President Joe Biden asking him to nominate a caretaker to temporarily act as the Inspector General for the Federal Housing Finance Agency after [...]

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Applauds Landmark Whistleblower Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2021   Government Accountability Project Applauds Landmark Whistleblower Legislation  WASHINGTON— Government Accountability Project today praised the House Committee on Oversight and Reform for approving landmark legislation to modernize the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) of 1989. The last time Congress updated our national whistleblowing law was through the Whistleblowing Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, which passed after a thirteen-year campaign, but the most [...]

The Daily Caller: CLARK: The Justice Dept’s Spying On Congress, Journalists To Find Leakers Is A Disturbing, Unconstitutional Development

CLARK: The Justice Dept’s Spying On Congress, Journalists To Find Leakers Is A Disturbing, Unconstitutional Development This op-ed was written by our Executive Director and CEO Louis Clark and was originally published here. During the winter of 2017, someone most likely within the White House or intelligence agencies released a classified document to the Washington [...]

Whistleblower Network News: Strong Whistleblower Protections Must Be Included in the George Floyd Policing Act

Strong Whistleblower Protections Must Be Included in the George Floyd Policing Act This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. As the country reflects on the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer, we mourn his loss as we also mourn the lack of real progress on police [...]

JD Supra: Momentum Grows for Fixing the AML Whistleblower Law

Momentum Grows for Fixing the AML Whistleblower Law This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. When the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Act (“AML Act”) became law on January 1, 2021, some commentators praised it as a breakthrough. The law was modelled on the highly successful Dodd-Frank Act (“DFA”) and shared some of its important [...]

Politico: The Recast: Today’s GOP is all about fealty. That’s risky.

The Recast: Today's GOP is all about fealty. That's risky. This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On Tuesday, the Government Accountability Project, a leading whistleblower protection advocacy group, sent letters to House and Senate leadership urging them to pass “anti-retaliation rights” for those who report law enforcement misconduct. The group, [...]

Whistleblower News Network: Bipartisan Bill Grants Court Access to Federal Employee Whistlblowers

Bipartisan Bill Grants Court Access to Federal Employee Whistleblowers This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On May 4, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives reintroduced the Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act of 2021 (WPIA). The bill aims to address a number of shortcomings with the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the main law offering whistleblower protections [...]

Federal News Network: Whistleblower protection bill gives feds facing retaliation avenue for relief outside MSPB

Whistleblower protection bill gives feds facing retaliation avenue for relief outside MSPB This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Whistleblowing federal employees and contractors who face retaliation from their agencies would have a new legal remedy available to them through a bill introduced by members of the House Oversight [...]

Federal News Network: After years of complaints, House committee considering changes to VA accountability office

After years of complaints, House committee considering changes to VA accountability office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The House Veterans Affairs Committee is discussing improvements for VA’s Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection (OAWP), following years of complaints about the organization’s performance from employees, oversight groups and members of [...]