Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees

Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees

Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees

The Whistleblower Blog

Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act

Whistleblower Protection Act

Codified at:

5 U.S.C. 1212.

5 U.S.C. 1213.

5 U.S.C. 1214.

5 U.S.C. 1215.

5 U.S.C. 1221.

5 U.S.C. 2302.

5 U.S.C. 2302 note.

5 U.S.C. 2304.

5 U.S.C. 7211.

5 U.S.C. 7703.

Rules

5 C.F.R. part 1201 (Merit Systems Protection Board Practices and Procedures -Merit Systems Protection Board).

5 C.F.R. part 1209 (Practices and Procedures for Appeals and Stay requests of Personnel Actions Allegedly Based on Whistleblowing -Merit Systems Protection Board).

5 C.F.R. part 1800 (Filing of Complaints and Allegations – Office of Special Counsel).

Cases

Merit Systems Protection Board Cases (Precedential) (Non-Precedential).

History of the Whistleblower Protection Act

Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012

Text of the Statute.

Introduced in Senate (April 6th, 2011).

Senate Report (April 19, 2012).

Senate Passed with Amendments (May 8, 2012).

House Report (May 30, 2012).

House Passed (Sep 28, 2012).

1994 Amendments

Text of the Statute.

House Discussion (October 3rd, 1994).

Senate Discussion (October 7th, 1994).

Senate Amendment (October 7th, 1994).

House Discussion following amendment (October 7th 1994)

The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989

Text of the Statute.

Major Cases Under the Whistleblower Protection Act

Marano v. DOJ, 2 F.3d 1137, 1140 (Fed. Cir. 1993) and Whitmore v. Department of Labor, 680 F.3d 1353 (Fed. Cir. 2012) (Standard of Proof).

Chambers v. Department of Interior, 602 F.3d 1370 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (application of “Carr” factors to mitigate level of punishment in whistleblower cases).

Executive Order 12731

Text of the Order (101(k) mandates the reporting of waste, fraud abuse and corruption to the appropriate authorities).

The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978

Text of the Statute.

Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)

5 U.S.C. chapter 23 (2302 contains provisions prohibiting retaliation against federal employees, 2303 has provisions specific to FBI whistleblowers).

5 C.F.R. part 1201 (Merit Systems Protection Board Practices and Procedures).

5 C.F.R. part 1209 (Practices and Procedures for Appeals and Stay requests of Personnel Actions Allegedly Based on Whistleblowing).

Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protections

Please view our Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protections Page here.

Offices of Inspector General

Inspector General Act of 1978.

Important Links

Office of Special Counsel (OSC) Website.

Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Website.

A Directory of the Offices of Inspectors General for every federal agency.

The Democratic Policy Committee hearing entitled “Abuses in Private Security and Reconstruction Contracting in Iraq”. The video features groundbreaking government contracting whistleblower Bunnatine Greenhouse.

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