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Raw Story: Federal employees are using Trump-proof technology to communicate

February 06, 2017

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President Trump’s election is causing mayhem amongst federal employees. Politico released a report describing how government employees are using encrypted messaging apps and services to discuss the security of their positions and opinions of decisions made by Trump.

Federal News Radio: GOP lawmakers urge White House to clear up confusion over whistleblower protections

February 06, 2017

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In light of recent reports that some agencies have received new communications directives, three Republican lawmakers are urging the White House to consider how those policies may impact federal employees and their perceptions of their own whistleblower rights.

Politico: Federal workers turn to encryption to thwart Trump

February 03, 2017

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Federal employees worried that President Donald Trump will gut their agencies are creating new email addresses, signing up for encrypted messaging apps and looking for other, protected ways to push back against the new administration’s agenda.

Federal Times: Meadows, Chaffetz want clarification on Trump's agency gag orders

February 03, 2017

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The House Subcommittee on Government Operations’ Feb. 1 hearing was scheduled to focus on the fifth anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. 

But as with everything in Washington these days, the focal point soon shifted to the Trump administration. 

Shadowproof: House Hearing on Whistleblower Protection Highlights Trump’s Illegal Gag Orders

February 03, 2017

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A House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing called attention to gag orders issued by President Donald Trump’s administration against federal government employees, which run afoul of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) and other laws.

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?

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