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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

Labaton Sucharow, GAP Lead Coalition to Outlaw Gag Orders

July 21, 2014

Coalition Petitions SEC to Ban Corporate Tactics Used to Silence Whistleblowers

House Adopts Anti-Gag Amendment in Energy Spending Bill

July 11, 2014

Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) praised Representative Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) for her sponsorship of an anti-gag amendment that was adopted yesterday by the House of Representatives without opposition. The measure, which bans spending to silence Department of Energy (DOE) contractors who report wrongdoing, is part of the appropriations law that funds DOE – the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015.

UN Tribunal Announces Judgments in Two Key Whistleblower Cases, Defers on a Third

June 30, 2014

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, June 27, the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) in Vienna announced oral verdicts in two whistleblower cases, but delayed the release of their judgment in the appeal of Government Accountability Project (GAP) client James Wasserstrom, a former senior staff member at the U.N. Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The judges did not provide a specific date for the release of their ruling in that case, leaving Wasserstrom in judicial limbo after seven years of seeking relief from retaliation for reporting corruption.

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