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National Law Review: House Considers Enhanced Protections for Federal Government Whistleblowers

House Considers Enhanced Protections for Federal Government Whistleblowers This article features Government Accountability Project’s Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. The Whistleblower Protection Act prohibits most employers in the federal executive branch from retaliating against employees and job applicants who lawfully report what they reasonably believe to be [...]

September 9th, 2021|Categories: In The News, WPIA|

Houston Chronicle: Whistleblower outlines mismanagement, abuse at Texas shelters for migrant kids

Whistleblower outlines mismanagement, abuse at Texas shelters for migrant kids This article features Government Accountability Project's anonymous whistleblower client and was originally published here. A federal employee is accusing the Department of Health and Human Services of a pattern of “wrongdoing, abuses and mismanagement” at federal emergency facilities that processed [...]

September 9th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Dallas Business Journal: The Whistleblower: ‘We weren’t trying to make headlines. We were trying to just follow the evidence.’

The Whistleblower: ‘We weren’t trying to make headlines. We were trying to just follow the evidence’ This article features Government Accountability Project’s attorney David Seide and was originally published here. Three years ago, East Texas federal prosecutor Joshua Russ was hours away from filing a landmark multibillion-dollar lawsuit in [...]

September 9th, 2021|Categories: DEA, Department of Justice, In The News|

Buzzfeed News: Immigrant Children Were Burned With Scalding Water And Threatened At An Emergency Shelter, A Whistleblower Said

Immigrant Children Were Burned With Scalding Water And Threatened At An Emergency Shelter, A Whistleblower SaidThis article features Government Accountability Project's anonymous whistleblower client and was published here. Immigrant children housed at one of the Biden administration's emergency shelters were burned after bathing in scalding water, had their blood drawn without explanation, [...]

September 8th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Policy & Medicine: Grassley and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce False Claims Amendments Act of 2021

Grassley and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce False Claims Amendments Act of 2021 This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Earlier this year, a bipartisan group of senators led by Senator Chuck Grassley, introduced the False Claims Amendments Act of 2021 in an attempt to “beef up” [...]

September 8th, 2021|Categories: Financial Accountability, In The News|

Whistleblower Network News: Whistleblower Advocates Take Issue with IRS Whistleblower Program’s Massive Delays

Whistleblower Advocates Take Issue with IRS Whistleblower Program’s Massive DelaysThis article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.Since the passage of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act in 2006, the IRS Whistleblower Program has been highly successful. It has incentivized whistleblowing, allowing the IRS to recover billions of dollars. [...]

September 7th, 2021|Categories: Federal Whistleblowers, In The News, Judicial Oversight|

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: All Ice detainees moved out of South Georgia jail

All Ice detainees moved out of South Georgia jail This article references our client Dawn Wooten's disclosure and was originally published here. The federal government has moved all of its immigration detainees out of a South Georgia jail that has been the subject of a whistleblower complaint alleging deplorable [...]

September 4th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

WABE: Attorney: Last of Immigrants at Irwin County Detention Center Have Been Transferred

Attorney: Last of Immigrants at Irwin County Detention Center Have Been Transferred This article references our client Dawn Wooten's disclosure and was originally published here. The last immigrants being held at a privately-owned detention center in south Georgia have been transferred. The Irwin County Detention Center drew international attention [...]

September 4th, 2021|Categories: ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News|

The Foreign Service Journal: Whistleblower Protections: A Nonpartisan Necessity

Whistleblower Protections: A Nonpartisan Necessity This article was written by our Senior International Fellow Alain Norman and was originally published here. Whistleblowing—and the need to protect those who report misconduct—is as old as the republic itself. In 1777 the Continental Congress passed the first whistleblower protection act. Even today, [...]

September 2nd, 2021|Categories: In The News, Whistleblower Rights, Whistleblowers|

The Guardian: Afghanistan collapsed because corruption had hollowed out the state

Afghanistan collapsed because corruption had hollowed out the state This op-ed was written by our Investigator Zach Kopplin and was originally published here. When the Taliban swept into Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, the militant group faced almost no resistance. The country’s now former president, Ashraf Ghani, fled to the United [...]

August 30th, 2021|Categories: In The News, US Army, US Government|

The Seattle Times: Biden must reverse immigration rule

Biden must reverse immigration rule This op-ed features our clients Drs. Scott A. Allen and Pamela McPherson and was originally published here. Paola Alvarez mortgaged her home in Guatemala and paid smugglers $8,000 to shuttle her across Mexico to the U.S. border. But after she and her 7-year-old daughter were [...]

August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Children's Rights, Federal Whistleblowers, Immigration, In The News|

The New York Times: He Guarded Haiti’s Slain President. And He Was a Suspect in a Drug Inquiry.

He Guarded Haiti’s Slain President. And He Was a Suspect in a Drug Inquiry. This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The commander in charge of guarding the Haitian president’s home quickly became a suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse last month when [...]

Roll Call: Congress weighs whistleblower safeguards after Trump saga

Congress weighs whistleblower safeguards after Trump saga This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. The Senate Intelligence Committee wants to give whistleblowers who work for U.S. intelligence agencies groundbreaking new protections, a response to what members see as flaws in the process [...]

Whistleblower Network News: More Whistleblowers Call Attention to Mistreatment of Immigrant Children

More Whistleblowers Call Attention to Mistreatment of Immigrant Children This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein, Lauren Reinhold, Laurie Elkin, and Justin Mulaire and was originally published here. On July 7, two whistleblowers sent a letter to Congress alleging “gross mismanagement and specific endangerment to public health and safety” at the Fort [...]

The Hill: Excerpt from ‘When will the government apply its vaccine effort to migrants in ICE detention?’

Excerpt from 'When will the government apply its vaccine effort to migrants in ICE detention?' This op-ed was written by our clients Drs. Scott A. Allen and Josiah D. Rich and was originally published here. 'President Biden is correct to cite the success of vaccines in reducing the impact of COVID-19 [...]

August 9th, 2021|Categories: COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News, Public Health, US Government|

Whistleblower Network News: Bill Introduced to Better Protect Congressional Whistleblowers

Bill Introduced to Better Protect Congressional Whistleblowers This article features our Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. On July 29, Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act. The bill strengthens whistleblower protections for federal employees who make protected disclosures to Congress. The 1912 Lloyd-LaFollette Act guarantees [...]

Business Insider Australia: ‘We have already caught staff with minors inappropriately’: recordings indicate sexual misconduct at migrant shelter, according to report

‘We have already caught staff with minors inappropriately’: recordings indicate sexual misconduct at migrant shelter, according to report This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Audio obtained by NBC News from a May staff training session at Fort Bliss appears to capture a federal contractor discussing staff sexual [...]

The Livingston Parish News: Audio released detailing complaints of abuse of unaccompanied minors at migrant facility

Audio released detailing complaints of abuse of unaccompanied minors at migrant facility This article features our clients Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold and was originally published here. After two federal workers came forward as whistleblowers filing a complaint with Congress over how unaccompanied minors are being treated at a temporary [...]

Federal News Network: Looks like the Pentagon may have itself to blame for its cyber recruiting troubles

Looks like the Pentagon may have itself to blame for its cyber recruiting troubles This podcast features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. The Defense Department Inspector General said the Pentagon’s bureaucracy is getting in the way of hiring the cyber employees the military needs. In a recent [...]

August 4th, 2021|Categories: Federal Whistleblowers, In The News, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|

The News Station: U.S. SENATORS EYE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS

U.S. SENATORS EYE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR POLICE OFFICERS This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and Deputy Director of Legislation Irvin McCullough and was originally published here. WASHINGTON — As police reform talks sputter on Capitol Hill, with key lawmakers still sparring over the most substantial elements on the [...]