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The Washington Post: Analysis: To resist or not, the federal employees' dilemma

January 31, 2017

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What would you do if you worked for an impetuous blunderbuss who ordered an action of dubious legality?

More precisely, when, if ever, do federal employees have the right to disregard a presidential order or administration policy?

Fox News: Will UN's sudden tweak to whistleblower policy fend off defunding?

January 25, 2017

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has sharply changed course on a policy that critics say would clamp down on U.N. employees who blow the whistle on wrongdoing, and the U.N. is touting the result as reaching the “highest possible standards” of protection for those who expose misdeeds.

The Inquirer: Letters: Snowden deserves pardon

January 18, 2017

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Snowden deserves pardon.

As people who deeply respect the rule of law but once felt it necessary to break the law to reveal serious government wrongdoing, we urge President Obama to pardon former National Security Agency private contractor Edward Snowden.

FedSmith: No Quorum at MSPB Will Halt Decisions on Federal Employee Petitions

January 06, 2017

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Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB or Board) Chairman Susan Tsui Grundmann is resigning. She was confirmed by the Senate in 2009 and is departing the Board effective January 7, 2017.  Her term expired on March 1, 2016. She is serving in a holdover capacity.

Fox News: New whistleblower policy could give move to defund the UN a boost

January 06, 2017

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Six months after a United Nations watchdog report suggested better protection for UN whistleblowers, the global bureaucracy is about to produce a policy that could make a bad situation for those employees a lot worse.

New York Times: Senator Looks to Expand Protections for Whistle-Blowers

December 29, 2016

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WASHINGTON — Senator Claire McCaskill, responding to what she has called troubling weaknesses in protections for whistle-blowers, has asked federal agencies to provide information on senior managers who may have retaliated against employees who reported wrongdoing.

Glamour: Here Are 10 Places You Can Still Donate to For the Holidays

December 20, 2016

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'Tis the season for giving. But if you haven't given yet to a good cause, you still have time. Here are 10 last-minute good-doer donations you can make before the new year.


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