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World Bank Makes Wrong Move

September 21, 2006
Another Inadequate Policy Enacted this Week; Poor and Needy to Suffer While Criminals Escape Lightly

White House Trying to Kill Bipartisan Whistleblower Legislation

September 15, 2006

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and a broad coalition of good government, watchdog, labor, and national security organizations are calling attention to behind-the-scenes efforts by the White House to defy a broad, bipartisan consensus in Congress to strengthen whistleblower rights for federal employees. 

Backroom Showdown on Whistleblower Rights

September 11, 2006
Congress Faces Key Test on Lessons from 9/11

Fluor Hanford Again Found Guilty of Discrimination against Whistleblower

August 18, 2006
Judge Orders Reinstatement, Back-pay for K-Basin Millwright Richard Cecil

(Richland, WA) – A judge from the Department of Labor (DOL) has found in favor of Richard Cecil, a terminated whistleblower, and against a Hanford contractor, Fluor Hanford, Inc. The judge found that Fluor had retaliated against Cecil and ordered Fluor to reinstate him, pay him back-pay, pay his attorney fees, and post a notice of its infraction throughout the Hanford Site. 

OSC Finds "Substantial Likelihood" that Federal Air Marshal Service "Weakens" Own Mission

August 17, 2006
OSC Orders Homeland Security Secretary to Conduct Investigation; 
New FAMS Director Reaches Out to GAP Client Frank Terreri

Key House Offices Reinforce Whistleblower Rights Campaign

August 09, 2006
Letter from Committee Leaders Encourages House Armed Services Committee to Support Whistleblower Rights Amendment on Defense Authorization Bill 

GAP Report Exposes DOE Interference with Worker Compensation Claims

August 09, 2006

Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) released a report documenting the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) systemic interference with worker compensation claims from Hanford employees. 

Leak Investigation May Violate Congressional Spending Ban

July 31, 2006

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) today commented that the Bush administration’s ongoing “leak investigation,” opened to identify and prosecute the individuals who disclosed the existence of a domestic surveillance program, may violate a congressional spending ban commonly known as the “anti-gag statute.” 

GAP Statement Regarding SEC Actions

July 21, 2006

Morgan Stanley announced today that the SEC has now decided to take the testimony of Mr. John Mack in the Pequot investigation. The evidence pointed in this direction 13 months ago, evidence which Mr. Gary Aguirre shared with his supervisors at the time. When Aguirre suggested that a subpoena be issued for Mack’s testimony, his supervisor refused, stating that Mack had powerful political connections. Over the next two months, Aguirre informed every link in the chain of command of his supervisor’s decision. He had no success in obtaining their approval to take Mack’s testimony.


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