Whistleblower Protections for Federal Employees
Whistleblower Protection Act
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).
History of the Whistleblower Protection Act
Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012
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).
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
Major Cases Under the Whistleblower Protection Act
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
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
The Democratic Policy Committee hearing entitled “Abuses in Private Security and Reconstruction Contracting in Iraq”. The video features groundbreaking government contracting whistleblower Bunnatine Greenhouse.