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Hanford Pipefitters Trial Begins Monday

July 15, 2005

Eleven Whistleblowers Bring Retaliation Claims Against Fluor Federal Services Company 

GAP Cheers Whistleblower Rights in Energy Bill

July 06, 2005
Senate Extends Sarbanes-Oxley Court Rights to DOE Workers and Contractors as Conference Showdown Looms 

World Bank Misses Accountability Deadline

July 01, 2005
Watchdog Groups Demand Swift Action by Multilateral Development Banks
(Washington, DC) – In a joint letter to Treasury Secretary John Snow, a coalition of watchdog groups including the Government Accountability Project (GAP) has called for actions to be taken after a Congressional deadline passed yesterday for the World Bank and its four sister organizations to meet accountability and transparency goals.

GAP Hails Creation of Hanford Concerns Council

June 30, 2005

Council to Act as Mediator and Arbitrator for Worker Complaints

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is hailing the creation of the Hanford Concerns Council (HCC), an independent panel designed to handle employee concerns of workplace safety, worker health, and environmental hazards. HCC was created earlier this week on Monday, June 27.

DOL Rule for Atomic Workers Compensation is Born Broken

May 27, 2005
Rule Defies Congressional Direction and Intent
(Washington, DC) – The Department of Labor's (DOL) interim final regulations to implement Subtitle E of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) deviates from explicit direction provided by Congress in recent reform amendments enacted on October 28, 2004, according to a preliminary analysis by the Government Accountability Project (GAP), a non-profit watchdog group.

Senate Committee Approves Whistleblower Bill

April 18, 2005
(Washington, DC) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) hailed the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's unanimous approval today of S. 494, the Federal Employees Protection of Disclosure Act. The bill would amend the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) by ensuring protection against reprisal for federal employees who disclose government wrongdoing publicly. On paper, this law was the strongest workplace free speech legislation in history when unanimously approved by Congress in 1989 and strengthened in 1994.

Energy and Nuclear Workers' Rights Grow

April 15, 2005
Energy and Nuclear Worker Rights Grow;
Bill Passed By Committee Would Extend Additional Whistleblower Protection


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