Three former agency employees say they tried to expose wrongdoing and were punished by EPA senior leaders. Several organizations marched to EPA headquarters asking for more support for whistleblowers.
The nation’s highest court is hearing arguments over a False Claims Act lawsuit that could have long-term implications on federal contractors.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said recent agency communications memos violate the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, (WPEA) because they do not include a mandatory statement explaining that federal employee communications with inspectors general or members of Congress are protected.
As members of Congress encourage the whistleblower community to continue to speak up, they acknowledged the long list of improvements they want to make to whistleblower protections at individual agencies like the IRS and FBI.