There are currently no whistleblower laws that provide protection for all federal employees, including national security employees, with full court access. Federal employee whistleblowers lose virtually all their cases before the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. These rulings highlight the urgent need for court access for federal employees.
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Written Testimony From Hearing Witnesses:
Senator Daniel Akaka, Committee Chairman (Opening Statement) Rajesh De, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy William L. Bransford, General Counsel, Senior Executives Association Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight Thomas Devine , Legal Director, Government Accountability Project Robert G. Vaughn, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University
Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director, National Whistleblowers Center and
David K. Colapinto, General Counsel, National Whistleblowers Center
"Protecting the Public from Waste, Fraud and Abuse: H.R. 1507, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2009."
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