Whistleblower Network News: Department of Interior Pays $100,000 to Whistleblower

Department of Interior Pays $100,000 to Whistleblower This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On January 18, Government Accountability Project (GAP) announced that the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) recently paid $100,000 to a whistleblower to settle allegations of retaliation by Trump administration officials. The whistleblower, who is remaining anonymous, was “among the [...]

A Look Back at our Work with Whistleblowers

A Look Back at our Work with Whistleblowers Over the last few years, we’ve seen employees of conscience make a difference like never before. Whistleblowers exposed abuse of migrants in detention centers, corruption at the Drug Enforcement Administration, mismanagement at Voice of America, secret financial dealings of Afghanistan and Kurdish leaders, and problems with the government’s response to [...]

2021-12-27T13:11:57-05:00December 27th, 2021|Blog, Whistleblower Rights|

Whistleblower Network News: Advocacy Organizations Host Live Event on Elon Musk’s Anti-Whistleblower Rhetoric

Advocacy Organizations Host Live Event on Elon Musk’s Anti-Whistleblower Rhetoric This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On December 16, whistleblower advocacy organizations National Whistleblower Center (NWC) and Government Accountability Project (GAP) held a live discussion on Twitter about recent tweets Elon Musk made mocking whistleblowers. During the event, Tesla whistleblower Cristina Balan joined the conversation [...]

Press Release: OSC Decision Reaffirms Federal Whistleblowers’ Rights Against Gag Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2021 OSC Decision Reaffirms Federal Whistleblowers’ Rights Against Gag Orders WASHINGTON – Following an investigation, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has determined that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must modify its policies to include a legally required anti-gag order qualifier.  This follows a letter Government [...]

Federal News Network: House-passed oversight package would expand federal employee whistleblower protections

House-passed oversight package would expand federal employee whistleblower protections This article features Government Accountability Project’s President and CEO, Louis Clark, and was originally published here. The House on Thursday passed a package of oversight and transparency initiatives, a grab-bag of legislative proposals that touch on everything from presidential power to federal employee whistleblower protections. [...]

2021-12-13T11:45:49-05:00December 10th, 2021|In The News, PODA, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|

Press Release: Government Accountability Project Praises House of Representatives for the Passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2021 Government Accountability Project Praises House of Representatives for the Passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act Act Includes Essential Whistleblower Protections Washington — Today, Government Accountability Project praises the House of Representatives for passing the Protecting Our Democracy Act (PODA). This legislation gives Congress more oversight over the [...]

Press Release: Congress Must Pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2021 Congress Must Pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act   WASHINGTON — Government Accountability Project calls on Congress to pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act (PODA), which includes the Whistleblower Protections Improvement Act (WPIA). Embedded within PODA, the nonpartisan WPIA will allow future government employees to come forward without fearing retaliation – enabling [...]

2021-12-09T11:30:59-05:00December 9th, 2021|PODA, Press release, Whistleblower Rights, WPIA|

USA Today: ‘We have to change the whole system’: Experts sound off on how to end police code of silence

‘We have to change the whole system’: Experts sound off on how to end police code of silence This excerpt features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director, Tom Devine, and was originally published here. Tom Devine Executive Director of the nonprofit Government Accountability Project, a whistleblower protection and advocacy organization Devine said he has made great [...]

The Intercept: Pfizer is Lobbying to Thwart Whistleblowers From Exposing Corporate Fraud

Pfizer is Lobbying to Thwart Whistleblowers From Exposing Corporate Fraud This article excerpt features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In the case of Pfizer’s record settlement, whistleblowers charged that the company promoted Bextra for uses that were not approved by the FDA, placing patients at risk for heart attack and stroke. [...]

2021-12-01T09:30:36-05:00November 29th, 2021|Big Pharma, In The News, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|