Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FBI Testimony: Whistleblower Retaliation. Improving Protections and Oversight

The FBI recognizes the important role played by whistleblowers in our law enforcement efforts. We take very seriously our responsibilities with regard to FBI employees who may protect disclosures under the regulations, and we appreciate this committee’s longstanding interest in these important matters. As Director Comey has told this committee, “[W]histleblowers are ... a critical element of a functioning democracy.” Employees “have to feel free to raise their concerns and if they are not addressed up their chain of command to take them to an appropriate place.”


Read also: Statement of Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary concerning “Whistleblower Retaliation at the FBI: Improving Protections and Oversight”

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