WASHINGTON, D.C. | February 9, 2024 — Today, National Whistleblower Center (NWC) issued its 2023 Annual Report, providing an overview of the organization’s advocacy work over the prior year. NWC’S key accomplishments in 2023 include celebrating 10 years of National Whistleblower Day, key legislative wins and increased judicial action.
“2023 was an incredible and whirlwind year for NWC,” said NWC Executive Director Siri Nelson. “We have achieved so much as a small, but growing team.”
“This work can sometimes be harrowing and the road sometimes appears blocked,” Nelson added. “But, with the strong support of whistleblowers and their advocates, NWC was able to forge major inroads for whistleblower rights.”
In 2023, NWC continued to lead advocacy efforts around federal whistleblower policy, writing over 100 letters to legislators and federal agencies to monitor policies, acknowledge their success, and to provide support and accountability. Following the passage of the AML Whistleblower Improvement Act at the end of 2022, Congress introduced a number of whistleblower bills in 2023 with NWC’s guidance and support, including the IRS Whistleblower Improvement Act and the SEC Whistleblower Reform Act.
Furthermore, 2023 was a successful year for NWC’s action before the U.S. Supreme Court. In November, Nelson was sworn into the Supreme Court Bar, joining Chairman Stephen Kohn. During the year, NWC filed three separate amicus briefs to the Supreme Court in hugely consequential whistleblower cases.
Over the course of 2023, NWC’s advocacy work continued to expand globally. NWC participated in a series of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) seminars which featured government officials from 30 different countries. In December, NWC sent a delegation to the UN’s CoSP10, the largest international, anti-corruption conference. During CoSP10, Nelson addressed the general body on four occasions, championing NWC’s best practice principles.
NWC Executive Director Siri Nelson is available for comment. For more information, contact NWC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NWC is the leading nonprofit working with whistleblowers worldwide to fight corruption and protect people and the environment. For over 30 years, NWC has won policies to protect whistleblowers from retaliation and reward them for helping deliver criminal and civil penalties against wrongdoers.