- General Whistleblower Protections
- Whistleblower Protections and the Environment
- Whistleblower Protection for Employees in the Transportation Sector
- Whistleblower Protection for Trucking Employees
- Whistleblower Protection for Employees in the Aviation Industry
- Whistleblower Protection for Railroad Employees
- Whistleblowers & the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- Whistleblower Protection for Employees of Public Transportation Agencies
An AP reporter covered the hearing in Richmond, VA today -- you can read about it here
This hearing is a continuation of the admirable work that this committee has done in shedding light on problems in Iraq. In September 2007, Army Corps whistleblower Bunnatine "Bunny" Greenhouse testified before the committee regarding her opposition to the multi-billion dollar "no bid" contract awarded to Halliburton/KBR in the run-up to the Iraq war.
Detailed information about the May 12, 2008 hearing can be found here.
Here are the links for the September 2007 testimony of Bunnatine Greenhouse and Stephen M. Kohn.
Mr. Bloch has been under investigation since 2005, and today's events are in no doubt related to the fact that he used a private computer service company (Geeks on Call) to erase his personal and office computers during the time of the investigation.
Recently I wrote a blog post on the need for whistleblower protection in the South Carolina State Police and how their upper eschelon was retaliating against troopers who blew the whistle on a fellow officer who intentionally hit a suspect with his car.
Although there has been no news of reform out of South Carolina, at least one state is getting the message. Connecticut's state senate has passed expanded whistleblower protection in the wake of its own state police corruption and retaliation scandal.
Since the U.S. Congress has yet to pass meaningful whistleblower reforms for Government employees, it is important that states act to sure up protections for honest employees who report waste, fraud and abuse.