November 16, 2011 - Comments Off
The United States Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”) released a report today entitled “Blowing the Whistle: Barriers to Federal Employees Making Disclosures.” In it, the MSPB compared two surveys of how federal employees felt about whistleblowing – one conducted in 1992 which surveyed over 13,000 federal employees, and one conducted in 2010 which surveyed over [...]
Department of Labor Official Resigns Amid Allegations of Federal Contracting Abuses, Ethics Violations
July 29, 2011 - Comments Off
Early this week, U.S. Department of Labor assistant secretary Raymond Jefferson resigned amidst an investigation into a whistleblower’s tip on mismanagement of government contracts. According to an article in the Kansas City Star, the investigation began when a federal employee reached out to the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, a congressional group headed by Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill that targets waste, fraud and abuse in government contracting.