WSF founder Don Soeken recognized as a social work pioneer

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Dr. Donald Soeken, founder and Executive Director of the Whistleblower Support fund, has been honored as a Social Work Pioneer by the National Association of Social Workers.  Those selected for the honor “have served as steadfast leaders, and their work has had a ripple effect, collectively impacting millions of people over the years through their advocacy, scholarship, publications, and more. ” (more…)

OMB’s Misguided Leak Prevention Plan

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In a January 10 article, FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley and Linda Lewis examine the Obama administration’s recent memo ordering government agencies to have psychiatrists and sociologists monitor federal employees for evidence of unhappiness.  The order presumes that mood is a reliable predictor of  untrustworthiness to handle sensitive information.  In fact, psychiatric evaluations are a poor predictor of truthworthiness.  (more…)