Over 200 Groups Call for Whistleblower Reform for Public Servants - April 2, 2021
FMA and several other federal employee organizations signed onto the letter to President Biden and congressional leaders.
Courtney Buble, Government Executive
Over 200 groups called on President Biden and congressional leadership on Thursday to enact stronger whistleblower protection laws, especially to ensure that the government is fairly spending trillions of dollars in pandemic relief funding.
A diverse group of 264 organizations, led by the Government Accountability Project, sent the letter to leaders to emphasize the important role whistleblowers play in holding the government accountable. They argued that current whistleblower laws––such as the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act, 1989 Whistleblower Protection Act and 2012 Whistleblower Enhancement Act––are outdated and insufficient to protect “courageous” individuals who disclose wronging.