CCAGW Annual Ratings

Federal Whistleblower Retaliation Penalties and Suspension Authority – Rule


Adoption of the rule (H Res 562) that would set specific penalties for federal supervisors who retaliate against an employee who discloses waste, fraud or abuse. It would also require the VA to develop a plan to protect the medical records of employees and would prohibit VA employees from accessing medical files for demographic information when another non-medical database is available. The rule would also provide for motions to suspend the rules on the legislative days of Oct. 12 and 13, 2017.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 561
Bill Number: 
HRES 562, S 585
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Adopted 234-185 : R 227-2; D 7-183