WHISTLEBLOWER SUPPORT/ADVOCACY GROUPS
GAP: Government Accountability Project
GAP is one of the country’s oldest whistleblower public interest groups. They advise whistleblowers and occasionally represent them in court.
POGO: Project On Government Oversight
POGO investigates government corruption and misconduct. Their website contains a federal contractor misconduct database.
PEER: Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility
PEER advocates blowing the whistle anonymously and focuses on government employees whose work is related to the environment.
This website, sponsored by a for-profit law firm, has helpful information and a comprehensive list of America’s many whistleblower laws.
NWC: National Whistleblower Center
The NWC is a whistleblower rights and public education organization.
FedSpending has a useful database of U.S. Government contractors. The website is part of OMB Watch.
This website was created by former U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers. It documents her fight to get back her job.
Office of Special Counsel
The United States Office of Special Counsel is an independent executive branch agency charged with investigating whistleblower complaints and improper political activities.
Merit Systems Protection Board
The Merit Systems Protection Board is an independent administrative court system in the executive branch. The MSPB hears cases brought by federal employees who believe they were unfairly disciplined.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals is the only U.S. appeals court allowed to rule on cases appealed from the MSPB by federal employee whistleblowers.
CRS Report: National Security Whistleblowers
This Congressional Research Service Report reviews tactics of retaliation and the legal system set up to protect federal employees who work for America’s national security agencies.
CRS Report: The Whistleblower Protection Act
This Congressional Research Service Report reviews the effectiveness of the main whistleblower law intended to protect non-national security federal employees. This report also offers a summary of new legislation, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007.
Senator Nixon’s Proposed Whistleblower Law
This is a copy of the comprehensive whistleblower protection law Senator Richard M. Nixon introduced in April 1951. The law was introduced ahead of congressional hearings likely to reflect negatively on the Democratic Administration of President Harry Truman.
Senator Nixon’s Statement
This is a copy of the statement Senator Richard M. Nixon released on April 26, 1951, in support of his proposed whistleblower protection law.
Summary: Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007
This document summarizes the U.S. House version of proposed legislation intended to strengthen protections for federal employee whistleblowers.
Full Text: Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007
This document is the full text of the U.S. House version of proposed legislation intended to strengthen protections for federal employee whistleblowers.
Full Text: Federal Employee Protection of Disclosures Act
This document is the full text of the U.S. Senate version of proposed legislation intended to strengthen protections for federal employee whistleblowers.
Statement of Administration Policy: Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007
This document outlines the Bush Administration's points of opposition to the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2007.