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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.

AP: NSA Watchdog on Leave in Whistleblower Case

December 20, 2016

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Allegations of retaliation against a whistleblower at the National Security Agency have left its top watchdog fighting for his job, according to an intelligence official and another individual familiar with the case.

Government Executive: Pentagon Watchdog’s Handling of Whistleblowers Under GAO Review

December 14, 2016

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Congress has ordered its watchdog agency to expand a probe into the policies and treatment of whistleblowers at the Defense Department inspector general’s office.

The Intercept: Government Watchdog Conducting New Investigation Into Pentagon Whistleblower Retaliation

December 13, 2016

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THE WATCHDOG WING of Congress has quietly launched an investigation into the “integrity” of the Pentagon’s whistleblower protection program. The previously unreported investigation, started in late October, expands on an ongoing effort by the Department of Justice on this same issue.

Financial Planning: Fired federal investigators supported adviser's claim against JPMorgan

December 12, 2016

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Two former federal investigators say they supported a whistleblower claim by former wirehouse broker Johnny Burris about systematic product-pushing at JPMorgan Chase – that is, before they, like Burris, were fired.

NPR: Trump Questionnaire Raises Concerns About Retaliation Against Energy Department Staff

December 12, 2016

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Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on climate change. Another question asks for a current list of professional society memberships of any lab staff.

The New Yorker: Obama Leaves Trump a Mixed Legacy on Whistle-blowers

December 07, 2016

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Back in 2008, Senator Barack Obama promised that, if elected, he would run the most transparent Administration in history and would champion the cause of whistle-blowers. “Such acts of courage and patriotism . . . should be encouraged rather than stifled,” Obama said of whistle-blowers during his campaign.


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