Washington, D.C. April 7, 2011. Yesterday, Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2011 (WPEA), S. 743
. Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) issued the following statement in response:
In December of 2010, the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC), the Federal Ethics Center, the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition and the No FEAR Coalition, together with nationally respected whistleblowers and thousands of citizen activists, strongly opposed the prior version of the WPEA (S. 372) calling it a "bad deal for whistleblowers
." We laid out seven detailed reasons for why the bill would be detrimental for federal employees and would roll back existing whistleblower protections.