Whistleblower

Robert McDonald, left, President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, meets with Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor […]

07/21/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Bob Costantini: VA official apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation

The House Veteran’s Affairs Committee held a rare night-time hearing to discuss claims of retaliation against those who blew the whistle on problems with the VA health care system. Penny and Phil discussed the details with NBC News […]

07/09/2014

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson speaks, Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Phoenix. It was Acting Secretary Gibson's first visit to Phoenix since taking over the agency amid an investigation that found 1,700 veterans were kept off the official waiting list for care at the troubled Arizona hospital. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Watchdog: VA may have retaliated against workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigative agency is looking into claims that Veterans Affairs supervisors retaliated against 37 employees who filed whistleblower complaints, including some who complained about improper scheduling practices at the heart of […]

06/06/2014

James Clapper Jr., US Director of National Intelligence (AP Photo)

Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence — including unclassified information — by setting limits on officials’ interactions with the media. A March 20 directive issued by the director of […]

04/22/2014

Manning’s conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning’s conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Army said Monday. The approval by Maj. Gen. […]

04/14/2014

president signs a bill

President signs whistle-blower law for US workers

President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday that affords greater protection to federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse in government operations.

11/27/2012

IRS pays whistleblower $104 million

WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawyers for a whistleblower say the Internal Revenue Service has awarded their client $104 million for providing information about overseas tax cheats – the largest amount ever awarded by the agency. Ex-Swiss […]

09/11/2012

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