Coronavirus COVID-19 under the microscope. 3d illustration By Andrii Vodolazhskyi shutterstock ID: 1643947495

COVID-19: POGO asks feds to I.D. dangerous workplaces, other issues

The good-government nonprofit Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is asking for anonymous tips from feds (and the public), to help to quickly identify and rectify ongoing problems in the coronavirus response.

In the longer run, too, the tips should help leaders identify and correct past pitfalls in planning that led to current problems in managing the pandemic.

“If you are aware of an action (or lack of action) taken by the federal government that is making you or your community less safe,” POGO says, offering the online anonymous reporting form, “we want to hear about it.”

One box on the form seems especially ready-made if you are one of the hundreds of thousands of feds involved in managing the crisis—if you see a problem and think it should be made public and placed in sight of Congress, just click on: “I am involved in the response and have a tip you should investigate.”

Reader comments

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

5g test area do not enter Danger. that says it all.

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

There are going to be too many tips.

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Federal offices should be closed entirely. I believe there should be no staff in the building. Even if its a minimum of two people per office. Staff should only be allowed to perform work activities and ensure quality and continuity of service through telework or take leave without pay. Please consider closing out service centers entirely.

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

My thoughts are, the governor of GA should have shut GA down once he found out the virus was spreading. It's putting people at risk to transfer the virus from one person to another which is causing the virus to get out of control. Not to mention, this will soon put more healthcare workers of getting the virus. Social distance should not have been an option when no one is really sure how the virus is contracted from one person to another. I think the leaders of Government are not taking the virus serious. I think things were put in place too late, and not to mention things are still not implemented properly to the people.

Wed, Apr 1, 2020 USDA

After learning of three cases of COVID 19. Agencies within the department had people come to work who weren’t essential.

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