More Whistleblower Vulnerability revealed under this Government


Vacancies Leave Whistleblowers Vulnerable

Less than 40 days in office, President Donald Trump confirmed that his administration isn’t nominating individuals to some posts in a deliberate effort to slim down government operations. In an interview with Fox & Friends, President Trump stated that, “in many cases, we don’t want to fill those jobs.”

Whistleblower with a target on her back

However, vacancies at Offices of Inspectors General (OIGs) and at the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) weaken the government’s ability to effectively act on whistleblower disclosures and protect employees who raise concerns. More broadly, the government’s oversight system does not work as well without leaders in place that have the bipartisan confidence of Congress.

 

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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