Summary: Hanford nuclear site whistleblower Walt Tamosaitis will speak next week at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington as a part of GAP’s American Whistleblower Tour. Whitman is the second stop of the 2012-2013 Tour.
You can find out more about the Tour and the Whitman stop in GAP’s recent press release.
Summary: Last week, three GAP clients and national security whistleblowers were honored with the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage for their important disclosures. GAP’s Hannah Johnson recaps the moving ceremony in this blog post.
Congress Passes Whistleblower Protection Act
Summary: More coverage of the passage of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) and how it will affect future food whistleblowers. The article specifically cites information from GAP’s Food Integrity Campaign.
Related Article: Food Quality News
Summary: In his weekly video address, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) praises the recent passage of the WPEA, a bill he coauthored. He is confident President Obama will sign the bill into law.
Summary: Several DC police officers who alleged they were retaliated against for exposing wrongdoing lost their whistleblower case against the district.
Summary: A whistleblower has recently gone on record accusing the University of North Carolina of academic fraud. A former academic advisor who worked as a reading specialist for UNC athletes says she witnessed blatant cheating and that many of the athletes were “unable to do college-level work.”
Hannah Johnson is Communications Associate for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.