The Project On Government Oversight has advocated for federal whistleblower reforms for almost forty years, fighting to preserve the right of whistleblowers to expose government waste, fraud, and abuse, while also fighting for retaliation protections for those who come forward. For years, we’ve helped to lead the Make It Safe Coalition (MISC), a group of diverse advocates who lead the charge on reforms for federal whistleblower protections. Today, we joined a Coalition statement marking the 30th anniversary of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).
While anniversaries are often cause for celebration, they also provide opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come, and the path ahead. Federal whistleblowers have prevented or stopped countless incidents of waste, corruption, abuse, and illegality under the authorities of the WPA, but as times change to reveal new problems, the law must evolve in kind. We need leaders in Congress to pass the next round of common sense reforms to the WPA. The Coalition’s letter highlights the need for these reforms and calls on Congress to take swift action.Read more here.