As you may remember, we fell just short of obtaining whistleblower protection for all federal employees in the stimulus legislation. In my last letter I explained that Americans would need to work together to make meaningful whistleblower protection a reality. Now is your opportunity to join me!I will once again be going to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress. I will be testifying in my personal capacity tomorrow, May 14th, in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
I will be explaining how whistleblower protection is essential to deter contractor fraud and wasteful military spending. The first time I testified before Congress I was stripped of my position in the Army Corp of Engineers’ Senior Executive Service, as the Procurement Executive. However, I am going to testify again. I made this decision because I strongly believe that all employees who report improprieties and waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars should be protected from retaliation. I am doing everything I can to persuade Congress that whistleblowers deserve protection, but I cannot do it alone!
Please contact Congress and tell them that true oversight and accountability that this nation and the world needs now cannot exist without protection for all federal employees. I trust that you will pass this letter on to your friends, coworkers, and community groups to let them know that now is the time to act to protect all federal employees.For 30 years, federal agencies have successfully lobbied against protecting federal employee whistleblowers. We need to make sure that they are not successful this time! As President Obama said, “We can do it!”
So please contact President Obama and tell him not to be pushed by the agency bureaucrats who are hostile to change and want to leave federal employees unprotected.Together we can win this fight! Please act now and forward this letter to your friends and family! If you are in the area, you can attend the public hearing tomorrow, May 14th at 10 AM in Rayburn House Office Building Room 2154. Thank you in advance for your support.
Very Truly Yours,
Bunnatine H. GreenhouseFormer Procurement Executive
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers