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CFTC Launches New Website for Whistleblower Program

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently launched a brand-new website for the agency’s whistleblower program at www.whistleblower.gov.

The new website offers a better interface for informing the general public on the whistleblower program and gives users the ability to submit leads about possible violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA). People may also use the website to apply for monetary awards for their role in uncovering internal violations.

The new website provides a detailed outline of all the rights protecting whistleblowers and offers a simple guide that takes users through the steps associated with filing a whistleblower tip and claiming an award. Users may also easily find information on the rules and regulations that govern the CFTC whistleblower program, press releases and notices of covered actions. It also encourages people to register for regularly emailed updates from the whistleblower program.

The top objective of the new website is to provide users with easy access to all of the information needed to learn about and file whistleblower tips.

What is the CFTC’s Whistleblower Program?

The CFTC whistleblower program was created under section 748 of 2010’s Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This program offers monetary rewards to individuals who report violations of the CEA of their own accord, should those tips lead to successful enforcement actions worth more than $1 million.

For more information on the CFTC whistleblower program and how it could impact your business or organization, speak with a trusted Dallas attorney at Whistleblower Law for Managers today.

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