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dc.contributor.authorWhitaker, L. Paige
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T19:49:07Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T19:49:07Z
dc.date.issued2007-03-12
dc.identifier.other279974
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/76255
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] This report discusses the federal statutory protections contained within the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) for federal employees who engage in "whistleblowing," that is, making a disclosure evidencing illegal or improper government activities. The protections of the WPA apply to most federal executive branch employees and become applicable where a "personnel action" is taken "because of" a "protected disclosure" made by a "covered employee." Generally, whistleblower protections may be raised within four forums or proceedings: (1) employee appeals to the Merit Systems Protection Board of an agency's adverse action against an employee, known as "Chapter 77" appeals; (2) actions instituted by the Office of Special Counsel; (3) individually maintained rights of action before the Merit Systems Protection Board (known as an individual right of action, or IRA); and (4) grievances brought by the employee under negotiated grievance procedures. On March 9, 2007, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform reported H.R. 985 (110th Cong.) H.Rept. 110-42, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007, which would amend the WPA by providing protections for certain national security, government contractor, and science-based agency whistleblowers, and by enhancing the existing whistleblower protections for all federal employees.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsNo Copyright - United States
dc.rights.urihttps://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
dc.subjectfederal
dc.subjectstatutory protections
dc.subjectWPA
dc.subjectillegal
dc.subjectimproper
dc.subjectgovernment
dc.subjectactivities
dc.subjectemployees
dc.subjectexecutive
dc.subjectIRA
dc.subjectMerit Sytems Protection Board
dc.subjectcontractor
dc.subjectagency
dc.titleThe Whistleblower Protection Act: An Overview
dc.typearticle
dc.description.legacydownloadsThe_Whistleblower_protection_act_.pdf: 775 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationWhitaker, L. Paige: Congressional Research Service


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