July 30 was National Whistleblower Day in the United States. It’s a day to celebrate the brave employees who provide information on waste, fraud and wrongdoing in their agencies and companies. As a way to commemorate the day, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency released brand new resources to help whistleblowers report their information and protect themselves against retaliation.
The council put out an initial version of a whistleblower resource page it had previously announced was in development. The page offers a number of methods for federal contractors or employees to report infractions they discover and learn more about the process of blowing the whistle.
The resource received bipartisan support from the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Financial Services and General Government. Numerous lawmakers remarked on the day’s celebrations about the important role whistleblowers play in the accountability of federal agencies and organizations, and how crucial it is to protect them and their rights.
Seek an attorney when making a whistleblower report
There has never been a better time to act as a whistleblower in the United States. The federal government continues to afford more and more protections and resources to whistleblowers, as well as incentives for them to come forward and report what they know. Some whistleblower awards can even be worth millions of dollars when the sanctions resulting from their information become large enough.
If you are aware of any wrongdoing within your agency or workplace, it is important to consult an experienced whistleblower attorney at Kardell Law Group to best proceed with your case.