New online resources available for whistleblowers

The Council of the Inspectors General has announced a new online tool and resource page that aims to help federal employees understand their rights when they report waste, fraud and abuse.

Announced July 30—National Whistleblower Day—the new oresource aims to encourage whistleblowers to continue to come forward.

“[CIGIE] and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) have developed this resource to ensure that whistleblowers are informed of the avenues available to them to report wrongdoing, and also the correct venue to file a complaint to address any retaliation that may occur after reporting wrongdoing,” the site welcome page states.

It features an interactive hotline tool that allows users to easily report a claim, and provides specific information to users in various sectors, such as whistleblower protections for contractors and grantees, members of the military services, and intelligence community employees.

CIGIE also released a new report, “Whistleblowing Works: How Inspectors General Respond to and Protect Whistleblowers,” which samples Offices of Inspector General investigations, audits and reviews that were initiated or advanced because of a whistleblower disclosure.

Congress provided CIGIE with $2 million to make improvements to, such creating these new resources.

Reader comments

Sun, Sep 15, 2019

So true! I trusted in the ethics and dignity of my superiors in reporting known abuse and they railroaded me out of the system, and no one was willing to stand in their way and help me. Rest assured being ethical is still my path. Only I steer clear of organizations that are clearly corrupt.

Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Does the online resource explain how ones career goes down the tubes after informing the hotline? Pretty fast especially in Bethesda.

Wed, Aug 14, 2019

Blow the whistle and your career is blown!

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

No hear act is a joke. Those who inform the supposed authorities about corruption find their careers down the tube. Rampant at the big outfit in Bethesda. The managers condone corruption and cover each other and look the opposite way. Individuals who question practices have their careers destroyed.

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