Summary: Yesterday, the Merit Systems Protection Board granted the stay request from the Office of Special Counsel that prevents "MRAP" whistleblower (and GAP client) Franz Gayl from being indefinitely suspended without pay by the Marine Corps. OSC sought the 45-day stay in order to investigate the proposed suspension.
Gayl exposed that the Corps failed to provide American troops in Iraq with MRAPs – Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles – in a timely manner. In June of this year, shortly before leaving his position, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates stated that the deployment of MRAPs saved "thousands of lives."
Summary: Office Depot has been overcharging local government agencies for office supplies by hundreds of millions of dollars for more than six years. The overcharging was first brought forward by a former employee turned whistleblower who tried to expose the fraud to his superiors, but was fired for his efforts.
Summary: A whistleblowing Emergency Medical Technician in Louisville who spoke to the media about mandatory excessive overtime at the city’s Emergency Medical Services has been fired.
Summary: This article argues that, thanks in part to the work of Bernie Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolous and the new whistleblower reward program at the SEC, the nature of anti-fraud enforcement is changing and becoming much more effective.
Summary: The faculty of Edison State College in Florida are calling for the resignation of the president because he, among other things, has sought the termination of a whistleblowing faculty member for “insubordination and lack of collegiality.” The whistleblower revealed a course-swapping scandal, discriminatory hiring practices and issues with accreditation.
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.