Right now potential federal whistleblowers are discouraged from coming forward because of a lack of badly needed protections.
We need stronger whistleblower protections so they can help us keep government accountable.
Congress has unanimously voted four times in the past to reform our whistleblower system and we need them to step up again.
We’re calling on you once again to come together to strengthen federal whistleblower protections.
The absence of some badly needed protections is almost certainly discouraging federal whistleblowers from coming forward. For example, whistleblowers do not have a guarantee for due process to protect their free speech rights. They are limited to administrative hearings at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which, among other issues, lacks a sufficient quorum to even issue a ruling.
We can make our system more effective by:
Each month that these protections aren’t in place has real consequences for uncovering threats to public safety, taxpayer rip-offs and more. Please pass an updated version of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act without delay.
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