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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

Los Alamos Whistleblower Honored

April 15, 2005
(Washington, DC) – Last Tuesday night, April 12, Government Accountability Project (GAP) client and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Quality Assurance Auditor Don Brown was honored at a banquet hosted by the watchdog group Alliance For Nuclear Accountability (ANA). Brown accepted the ANA's Whistleblower Award for "putting public safety above career security by blowing the whistle on the defective work, lack of quality assurance and lack of safety systems at nuclear facilities."

GAP Launches Hanford Ad Campaign

April 01, 2005
Ads Encourage Hanford Whistleblowing;
GAP TV and Radio Campaign Focuses on Fired Whistleblower
(Washington, DC) – A new campaign of television and radio spots addresses past safety issues that occurred at the Hanford nuclear site and encourages Hanford workers who have witnessed wrongdoing to step forward.

GAP Responds to Treasury Report on Multilateral Development Banks

March 29, 2005
Government Accountability Project Response to Treasury Department Assessment of MDB Whistleblower Policies
(Washington, DC) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) responded today to Friday's late release of a report evaluating transparency reforms including whistleblower protection at the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).


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