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News from Passman & Kaplan: P&K Client and Attorney Interviewed

News from Passman & Kaplan: On April 1, 2019, Passman & Kaplan, P.C. Founding Principal Edward H. Passman and his client, Tricia Newbold, were both interviewed in the press.  Ms. Newbold was interviewed by NBC News. Mr. Passman was interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR), on NPR's All Things Considered program. Both interviews concerned Ms. Newbold's claims against the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, which were recently discussed in greater detail in this blog.

News from Congress: P&K Client Blows Whistle to Congress

News from Congress: Tricia Newbold, an employee at the Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, recently testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. As the Committee's chair, Rep. Elijah Cummings, stated in an April 1, 2019 letter to the White House, Ms. Newbold "has informed the Committee that during the Trump Administration, she and other career officials adjudicated denials of dozens of applications for security clearances that were later overturned. As a result, she warned that security clearance applications for White House officials 'were not always adjudicated in the best interest of national security.' She also reported to the Committee that she has been targeted for retaliation after declining to grant security clearances based on longstanding national security protocols. She stated: 'I'm terrified of going back. I know that this will not be perceived in favor of my intentions, which is to bring back the integrity of the office.'"

Developments at the MSPB: FY 2018 Annual Report

Developments at the MSPB: On February 28, 2019, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) issued its annual report for FY 2018. The report discussed the current status of the MSPB's overall case processing in FY 2018.

Developments at the MSPB: FY 2018 Annual Report

Developments at the MSPB: On February 28, 2019, the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) issued its annual report for FY 2018. The report discussed the current status of the MSPB's overall case processing in FY 2018.

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.

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