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Whistleblower Protection Program

Whistleblowers perform an important service for the public, Veterans, and VA when they report evidence of wrongdoing. All VA employees, contractors, subcontractors, grantees, subgrantees, and personal services contractors are protected from retaliation for making a protected disclosure. The following links provide more information:

Whistleblower Appreciation Day

As we are in the middle of summer, high temperatures, humidity, and baseball often get attention, however, another may go unnoticed … Friday, July 30th is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.

This is a day to remember important contributions whistleblowers have made in preserving American democracy and the rule of law. Whistleblower protection in our country dates back to July 30, 1778, during our American Revolution, when the Continental Congress passed the first whistleblower protection law in our country.

In the event the term “whistleblower” is unfamiliar for any of us, a whistleblower is someone who reports waste, fraud, abuse, corruption or dangers to public health and safety to someone who is in the position to rectify the wrongdoing.

Helping protect whistleblowers in VA is the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection (OAWP).

This essential office promotes and improves accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Among a list of responsibilities, the office receives, reviews and investigates allegations of whistleblower retaliation made against supervisors. The office also receives, reviews and investigate allegations of misconduct or poor performance made against senior leaders.

For additional information, visit the OAWP website or contact them at 855-429-6669 or via email.

The P&LO leadership team has an unwavering commitment to whistleblower protection.

We encourage everyone to learn more about how whistleblowers protect us from fraud, abuse, and corruption as we recognize National Whistleblower Appreciation day July 30th.

July 28, 2021

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