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Gov Exec: Whistleblower Protection Agency Looks to Clean Up Its Own Backyard

April 04, 2016

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The Office of Special Counsel, whose mission is to protect federal employees against reprisals for whistleblowing, is taking the unusual step of evaluating its own managers in part on their adherence to proper procedures for handling whistleblowers, Government Executive has learned.

Bloomberg BNA: Merits of Bill Aimed at Activist Hedge Funds Debated

April 01, 2016

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March 21 — A group of Democratic senators has introduced a bill that would give companies more advance warning when activist investors buy a substantial number of shares in the issuer.

New York Times: What’s Ailing the United Nations?

March 28, 2016

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To the Editor:

Anthony Banbury is right. As recent scandals involving sexual abuse in the peacekeeping missions show, the United Nations needs reforming. But he’s wrong to blame a bureaucratic personnel system that prevents managers from firing incompetent staff members.

SHRM: ‘Extraordinary’ Expansion of Whistle-Blower Rights Proposed

March 18, 2016

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Employer “gag tactics” aimed at silencing whistle-blowers at financial institutions are becoming more common, according to Shanna Devine, legislative director of the Government Accountability Project in Washington, D.C., which supports a bill to prohibit the waiver of whistle-blower rights. The Government Accountability Project is a whistle-blower protection and advocacy organization in the United States.

Washington Post Magazine: What happens when a whistleblower returns to work after a decade’s fight

March 03, 2016

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Robert MacLean spent his first official day back at work in nearly a decade appearing on Capitol Hill to explain how he became a pariah in the eyes of the federal government.

The Register: US Congressman calls WIPO 'the FIFA of UN agencies' at hearing

February 25, 2016
'You may be looking at the last UN whistleblowers ever to come forward' lawmakers told

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The US House Foreign Affairs joint sub-committee in Washington heard evidence of continued bizarre and allegedly illegal behaviour by Francis Gurry, the boss of the UN's patent body.

Bloomberg BNA: Veterans Affairs Said to Wage War on Whistle-Blowers

February 25, 2016

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Feb. 19 — The Department of Veterans Affairs must put a stop to the continuing retaliation against whistle-blower Brandon Coleman and transfer him to a facility that isn't managed by the same people who have been punishing him for his disclosures, two senators said in a Feb. 16 letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald.

Counter Punch: The New Attack on Whistleblowers

February 17, 2016

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The DC Disciplinary Counsel — previously known as the DC Bar Counsel — is on the attack against whistleblower lawyers.

And whistleblower lawyers are not happy about it. They have launched something of a counterattack.

The Disciplinary Counsel has filed charges against prominent Washington whistleblower lawyer Lynne Bernabei and former Justice Department attorney Thomas Tamm.


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