|NWC Urges Congress To Pass Whistleblower Bill Immediately|
Today Rep. Van Hollen Reintroduced A Bill Extending Whistleblower Protection To All Federal Employees
In a report issued this week, the National Whistleblowers Center cited independent studies that reveal whistleblowers are the single most important resource for detecting and preventing fraud. The Ethics Resource Center's National Government Ethics Survey found that 52% of federal employees observed misconduct in the past year. Additionally, 24% of federal government employees who observe misconduct choose not to report it, fearing retaliation from management. Of those who reported misconduct, 83% only reported it to their supervisor or managers (conduct not protected under the current federal Whistleblower Protection Act).