Independent Reviews Confirm: UNOPS Must Reform Whistleblowing System

Transparency International, Government Accountability Project, and the Whistleblowing International Network demand better protection of whistleblowers and diligent investigation of the reports at UNOPS. Last month, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) released two alarming reports by independent reviewers detailing abuses within the agency. These reviews found systemic issues, including ineffective internal whistleblowing [...]

Human Rights Law Centre: New report outlines roadmap for whistleblower protection reform

New report outlines roadmap for whistleblower protection reform This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here. The Australian parliament must reform public and private sector whistleblowing law and establish a whistleblower protection authority, according to a report published on Wednesday by Griffith University, the Human Rights Law [...]

2022-11-23T12:15:01-05:00November 23rd, 2022|In The News, International, Whistleblower Rights|

The Canberra Times: Push to strengthen whistleblower protections after laws left to become ‘global embarrassment’

Push to strengthen whistleblower protections after laws left to become 'global embarrassment' This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here. Australia's whistleblower laws were once "an outstanding vision" when first introduced a decade ago but have been left to become a "global embarrassment", one of the world's leading [...]

2022-11-23T12:12:21-05:00November 22nd, 2022|In The News, International, Whistleblower Rights|

Whistleblowers and Corruption Prevention – You can’t have one without the other.

"Whistleblowers and Corruption Prevention – You can't have one without the other." Samantha Feinstein Highlights Importance of Whistleblowers at UN Anti-corruption event   By: Samantha Feinstein and Ian Herel  On October 11th, 2022, Samantha Feinstein, Vice Chair of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Coalition, and International Program Director at Government Accountability Project [...]

The Verge: The 20-Year Boondoggle

The 20-Year Boondoggle This article features Government Accountability Project Of Counsel, David Seide, and was originally published here. 9/11, while the country was still reeling, a series of letters began arriving at news organizations and Senate offices. The envelopes were innocuous, indistinguishable from other mail, but inside was a white powder, a rare bacteria [...]

2022-11-17T12:14:14-05:00November 16th, 2022|In The News, Inspectors General, Whistleblower Rights|

Vote for Government Accountability Project as one of CREDO Mobile’s November Grant Recipients!

Vote for Government Accountability Project as one of CREDO Mobile’s November Grant Recipients! This is the moment of truth for whistleblower—truthtellers who risk their careers and even their lives to challenge fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption. At Government Accountability Project, we have seen first-hand how employees of conscience make a difference and protect the [...]

Government Accountability Project and Public Citizen Release Joint Statement on OSHA Whistleblower Regulations

November 3, 2022 James S. Frederick Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20210 Re: Comments of Government Accountability Project and Public Citizen on OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program (OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005) Dear Mr. Frederick: Thank [...]

2022-11-07T14:06:50-05:00November 7th, 2022|Letter, Transparency, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Releases Whistleblowing Resource for Election Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 7, 2022  Government Accountability Project Releases Whistleblowing Resource for Election Workers WASHINGTON – Today, Government Accountability Project is releasing a new guide to help election workers navigate the complex path of blowing the whistle safely and effectively in today’s climate of increased threats to the integrity of our elections and proper functioning of our [...]

Sharyl Attkinsson: (WATCH) Protecting Whistleblowers

Sharyl Attkinsson: (WATCH) Protecting Whistleblowers This video features Government Accountability Project's Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here. Last week we brought you the interview with FBI whistleblower Stephen Friend. He claims things are so broken at high levels inside the nation’s premiere law enforcement agency that he had to blow the [...]

2022-11-16T13:58:06-05:00November 7th, 2022|In The News, Whistleblower Rights, WPIA|

NewsMax: Social Security Whistleblowers Claim Retaliation at Their Jobs

Newsmax: Social Security Whistleblowers Claim Retaliation at Their Jobs This article features Government Accountability Project's legal director, Tom Devine and was originally published here. Two veteran attorneys in the Social Security Administration's inspector general's office who revealed a program imposing massive, unprecedented fees on both the poor and elderly told The Washington Post they are facing backlash from their [...]

2022-10-27T09:41:04-04:00October 27th, 2022|In The News, Whistleblower Rights, Whistleblowers|