Labor Department Whiffs On Whistleblower Reform — Internal Review Prescribes Mish-Mash of Minor Repairs, Avoids Structural Defects

Source: Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Press Release, January 18, 2011

A long-awaited internal review of the troubled U.S. Labor Department whistleblower protection program essentially endorses the status quo despite a series of scathing reports by government and outside analysts, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). According to PEER, which released a copy today, the internal review does not even consider major changes urged by Congress and others, most prominently that the whistleblower program become autonomous rather than remain a collateral function buried inside the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
See the final OSHA top-to-bottom report
Compare the blistering GAO and IG reports
Look at the aborted plan to break up the whistleblower program
View a Congressional call for a study of autonomous whistleblower program
Read Secretary Solis response to PEER letter calling for a separate office
Trace the explosion in Labor’s whistleblower jurisdiction

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