Protection of Federal Whistleblowers

Panelists talked about protecting government whistleblowers and striking the balance between reporting wrongdoing and the… read more

Panelists talked about protecting government whistleblowers and striking the balance between reporting wrongdoing and the government’s need for confidentiality. Whistleblowers is a term used for government employees who report wrongdoing. Topics included retaliation in the form of harassment, transfers, lessening of duties, and being fired; court decisions that have undermined the Whistleblower Protection Act; and perceptions of whistleblowers. One of the panelists, Carolyn Lerner, the new head of the government’s agency that investigates whistleblower complaints, talked about the impact of budget cuts on her agency’s ability to investigate complaints. Questions from audience members are included at the end of the program. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Christian Sanchez Border Patrol Agent Department of Homeland Security->Customs and Border Protection
  • Daniel Schuman Director Sunlight Foundation->Advisory Committee on Transparency
  • Micah L. Sifry Senior Adviser Sunlight Foundation->Technology
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Protection of Federal Whistleblowers

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Program ID:
300795-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 23, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 27, 2011

Airing Details

  • Aug 23, 2011 | 6:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2011 | 12:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 24, 2011 | 2:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 27, 2011 | 5:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 27, 2011 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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