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DOE Inspector General Fails to Address Hanford Whistleblower Retaliation

October 20, 2014

(Washington, DC) – After seven months of investigation by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Inspector General, this morning Inspector General Gregory Friedman issued a Special Review Memorandum to the Secretary of Energy regarding the termination of Hanford nuclear site whistleblower Donna Busche, formerly employed as the Environmental and Nuclear Safety Manager for the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP).

Whistleblower Panel at Baruch College Launches Fourth Year of Tour, Focuses on Financial Whistleblowing

October 08, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) launches its fourth year of the American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability with a presentation at Baruch College of the City University in New York. The stop will feature prominent whistleblowers Jon Oberg, D. Phil. (student loans) and Sherron Watkins (Enron scandal), along with expert whistleblower advocates.

Consumer and Worker Rights Groups File Amicus in Opposition of New Poultry Inspection System

October 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Today, consumer and worker rights groups filed a joint amicus curiae brief with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in the case of Food & Water Watch v. USDA. The lawsuit challenges the agency's New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) rules, a plan modeled after the agency's controversial pilot program that USDA's own employees have fervently opposed.

Special Counsel Orders Investigation of Alleged Foster Care Fraud and Coverup

October 02, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) announced that the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has ordered an investigation into allegations that the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) improperly continued federal funding to Wisconsin under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).

GAP Praises Settlement of Marine Corps Whistleblower Case

September 25, 2014

MRAP Whistleblower Franz Gayl Commended for Integrity and Judgment; Assigned to Help Develop Marine Corps Policy on Whistleblowing

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Marine Corps whistleblower Franz Gayl and his attorneys since 2007 at the Government Accountability Project (GAP) praised the Marine Corps and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for the successful resolution of his seven-year Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) complaint.

All Circuit Review Extension Act Passes Senate


September 12, 2014

Coalition Applauds Unanimous Congressional Support to Extend Whistleblower Pilot Program

UN Tribunal Weakens Whistleblowers' Rights, Disregards U.S. Appropriations Law

September 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Over Labor Day weekend, the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) issued a decision in the whistleblower protection appeal of Government Accountability Project (GAP) client* James Wasserstrom, a former senior staff member at the U.N. Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). In overturning the strongly worded decision of the U.N. Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) in Mr.

New Food Whistleblower Website Launches Video & Community Action Hub

August 05, 2014

(Washington, DC) – Today, the Government Accountability Project announced the launch of a mobile-friendly website redesign for its Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) at www.FoodWhistleblower.org. The Campaign aims to protect and empower employees who speak out against waste, fraud, abuse or violations of law along the food supply chain.

Statement on Final Poultry Rule

July 31, 2014

(Washington, DC) – The Government Accountability Project's Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) expressed outrage today over the White House's decision to send the U.S. Department of Agriculture's poultry inspection rule back to the agency for public release.

FIC Director Amanda Hitt stated:

Panels on National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

July 28, 2014

Highlighted Topics Include Flaws in SEC Whistleblower Program, Criminalization of Federal Whistleblowing

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