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Press Releases

Senators Call on Energy Secretary to Protect Whistleblowers

March 24, 2017

Courtesy of United States Senate: Wyden, McCaskill, Markey Ask What the Energy Department Will do to Prevent Future Retaliation Against Whistleblowers like Sandra Black

Contact:Sam Offerdahl (Wyden), 202-224-5039
Giselle Barry (Markey), 202-224-2742
Drew Pusateri (McCaskill), 202-228-4595

Daniela Vargas, Anna Deavere Smith, Heather Ann Thompson, and Sonia Kennebeck To Receive 2017 Ridenhour Prizes

March 23, 2017

Courtesy of The Nation Institute: Annual prizes recognize truth-telling in the public interest

WASHINGTON -- The Nation Institute, Fertel Foundation, and Stewart R. Mott Foundation are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Ridenhour Prizes, annual awards given to extraordinary individuals “who persevere in the act of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice, or illuminate a more just vision of society.” 

GAP Sends Letter to House Oversight Committee Over Official Time Reform Act

March 08, 2017

H.R. 1364 Threatens Whistleblower Rights under the Whistleblower Protection Act

WASHINGTON – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) sent a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform expressing concern over the threat to whistleblower protections within H.R. 1364, the Official Time Reform Act. In its current form, the bill prohibits union stewards from receiving retirement credits for work that includes collective bargaining or political advocacy.

GAP and CREW Call for OSC Investigation into Statements Made by Sean Spicer

February 02, 2017

Spicer’s Statements Against Federal Employees Could Violate Whistleblower Protection Act

WASHINGTON – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called on the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) to investigate potentially threatening statements made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer against federal government employees who question President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration.

UN Issues Strengthened but Insufficient Whistleblower Protection Policy

January 24, 2017

New Policy Fails to Meet Standards Required for Full US Contribution

WASHINGTON - On January 23, 2017, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres signed a strengthened whistleblower protection policy for staff members of the UN Secretariat. The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is encouraged by Mr. Guterres’ expressed commitment to protecting whistleblowers and recognizes the significance of the new measure, adopted before the Secretary General has completed his first month in office.

FIC Statement on USDA's Release of Highly Anticipated GIPSA Rules

December 14, 2016

GAP’S Food Integrity Campaign Praises USDA for Common-Sense First Steps to Protect Contract Farmers

30 Liberal and Conservative Orgs Call on Pres. Obama to Address Surveillance

November 21, 2016

Courtesy of Demand Progress: Groups identify 11 actions Pres. Obama should take right now

Press contact: Daniel Schuman,, 202.577.6100


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