GovExec Daily: Feds’ Anti-Gag Rights During the Transition

This podcast features our Deputy Legislative Director Irvin McCullough and Democracy Fellow Aman Panjwani and was originally published here

In December, a group of good government organizations sent a letter to 25 federal departments and agencies asking them to reinforce their employees’ whistleblower rights amid the presidential transition.  The letter mentioned specifically the import of whistleblowers to the ongoing transition and came just a week before President-elect Joe Biden called out unnamed outgoing Trump administration officials for not cooperating with the transition.

Aman Panjwani serves as the Government Accountability Project’s Democracy Fellow and Irvin McCullough is a National Security Analyst for the Government Accountability Project. They cowrote a post on our site last month headlined “Federal Workers Need to Know Their Anti-Gag Rights” that outlines the rights feds have. They joined the program now to discuss gag orders during the final weeks of the Trump administration.

[Listen to the podcast here].