Four years after the Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed take steps to streamline the FBI whistleblower program, the agency has not taken action, according to a program review.
The Government Accountability Office issued recommendations in 2015 to make improvements like shortening the time it takes to process whistleblower complaints.
So far, the agency has not:
- Clarified regulations
- Given complainants timeframes for returning decisions
- Developed an oversight mechanism to ensure compliance with requirements
- Assessed the impact of efforts to reduce the duration of complaints or requirements