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Developments at the OSC: FY2017 Annual Report Analyzed

Developments at the OSC: The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recently issued its annual report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2017.

Developments at the OSC: FY2017 Annual Report Analyzed

Developments at the OSC: The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) recently issued its annual report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2017.

News from the Courts: Two All Circuit Review Whistleblower Cases

News from the Courts:  The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits each issued recent whistleblower reprisal decisions.  Both courts reversed rigid Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) decisions requiring specific fact allegations in whistleblower claims at the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).

News from the Courts: Two All Circuit Review Whistleblower Cases

News from the Courts:  The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 9th Circuits each issued recent whistleblower reprisal decisions.  Both courts reversed rigid Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) decisions requiring specific fact allegations in whistleblower claims at the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).

News from Congress: New Whistleblower Protections

News from Congress: On October 26, 2017, new whistleblower protection legislation was signed into law as Pub.L. 115-73.  The statute makes several important changes to whistleblower reprisal protections for federal employees.

News from Congress: New Whistleblower Protections

News from Congress: On October 26, 2017, new whistleblower protection legislation was signed into law as Pub.L. 115-73.  The statute makes several important changes to whistleblower reprisal protections for federal employees.

News from the Federal Circuit: FBI Whistleblower Appeal Rights Rejected

News from the Federal Circuit: On October 26, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its en banc decision rehearing in Parkinson v. Dept. of Justice, No. 2015-3066. In a split decision, the Court rejected an FBI employee's ability to raise a whistleblower reprisal affirmative defense in his MSPB appeal.

Developments at the GAO: DoD Contractor Whistleblower Protections

Developments at the GAO:  On September 29, 2017, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report concerning the status of Department of Defense (DoD) whistleblower protections for government contractors.

News from Congress: VA Employees' Civil Service Protections Slashed

News from Congress:  On June 23, 2017, the President signed into law Pub.L. 115-41.  The new statute reduces civil service protections for employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

News from Congress: Congress Reverses Federal Circuit in "Follow the Rules" Act

News from Congress:  On June 14, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 657 as new Pub.L. 115-40. the so-called "Follow the Rules Act." The statute was designed to legislatively overrule the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Rainey.

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