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Tag Archives: Contractor Employees

Contractor Whistleblower Protections Are Here to Stay

Posted in Legislation, Whistleblower Retaliation
President Obama has signed Public Law 114-261, which makes permanent the current government contractor whistleblower protection pilot program and standardizes its protections across agencies. Read more about this law, as well as best practices and current developments in defending whistleblower reprisal investigations run by Offices of Inspectors General, here.… Continue Reading

D.P.A.P. Issues Class Deviation: No Money For Defense Contractors With Certain Confidentiality Agreements

Posted in Internal Investigations
Defense contractors must take heed of a new provision affecting the confidentiality agreements they likely demand employees sign as a condition of employment. According to Class Deviation 2015-O0010, issued by the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) office on February 5, 2015, effective immediately, no funds appropriated for fiscal year 2015 may be paid to… Continue Reading

Office of Special Counsel Proposes Expanding Whistleblower Coverage to Federal Contractors

Posted in Whistleblower Retaliation
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (USOSC) proposed a rule on January 22 that would extend whistleblower protections to employees of federal contractors who report on government malfeasance. If implemented, the proposed rule would place those contractor employees on par with the federal employees alongside whom they work insofar as whistleblower protections go.  According to… Continue Reading