With a Senate vote Tuesday, Congress gave final approval to legislation strengthening protections for federal whistleblowers.
The measure, which advocates have been pushing for more than a decade, now goes to President Obama for his signature. The legislation is designed to protect employees who expose government wrongdoing from retaliation by supervisors.
· “Overturn court decisions that narrowed protections for government whistleblowers;
· “Give whistleblower protections to employees who are not currently covered, including Transportation Security Administration officers;
· “Restore the Office of Special Counsel’s ability to seek disciplinary actions against supervisors who retaliate;
· “Hold agencies accountable for retaliatory investigations.”
Whistleblower advocates hailed congressional approval of the legislation.
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