Whistleblowing to SEC sets record amidst pandemic

In a report to Congress, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) noted that it received more than 12, 200 tips from whistleblowers in fiscal year (FY) 2021 (October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021), an all-time record, and a 76% increase over the previous year.  Tips came from the US and 99 other countries….

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Shanna Devine to head whistleblower ombudsman office

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Shanna Devine the first Director of a new office in the House of Representatives,  the Office of the Whistleblower Ombudsman. The House Office of Whistleblower Ombudsman will provide best practices and trainings for offices of the House on whistleblower intake, which include establishing an effective reporting system for whistleblowers, maintaining…

Commentary on the Ukraine Controversy by Dr. Don Soeken

The Baltimore Sun has published a commentary by Dr. Donald Soeken, founder and president of the Whistleblower Support Fund, who observes “the Ukraine controversy serves as a painful – but also very hopeful – reminder that ‘speaking the truth to power’ is often a crucial step in defending our liberties and protecting the rule of…