Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for S. 585 — Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017

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October 10, 2017 10:19 AM

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Cummings (MD)


LATE Addresses specific concerns of constitutionality raised by the Administration by revising provisions regarding mandatory disciplinary procedures to ensure that managers who violate whistleblowers’ rights will be held accountable.

Cummings (MD)


LATE Protects the privacy of whistleblowers who commit suicide by requiring the permission of the whistleblower's next of kin before the agency head can disclose details about the whistleblower and his or her death.

Cummings (MD)


LATE Expands protections for employees who suffer retaliation and discrimination by establishing a system to track the resolution of complaints, expanding transparency regarding findings of discrimination or retaliation, and ensuring that individuals who run programs that protect employees from retaliation and discrimination report directly to agency heads. Prohibits nondisclosure agreements that seek to restrict employee disclosures of waste, fraud, or abuse to Congress, Office of Special Counsel, or Inspectors General.