The Law of Whistleblowing

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The Law of Whistleblowing

  1. 1. The Law ofWhistleblowing Kathleen Clark Washington University in St. Louis American Society for Public Administration New Orleans March 14, 2013
  2. 2. The Law of Whistleblowing White Paper forGovernment Accountability Project (GAP)
  3. 3. Whistleblowing insider’s disclosure of alleged wrongdoing to prevent harm orhold wrongdoers accountable
  4. 4. Whistleblowing Law1. Require disclosure2. Prohibit retaliation3. Compensate for retaliation4. Require institutions to facilitate5. Provide financial incentives
  5. 5. Whistleblowing Law1. Require disclosure2. Prohibit retaliation3. Compensate for retaliation4. Require institutions to facilitate5. Provide financial incentives
  6. 6. Whistleblowing Law1. Require disclosure2. Prohibit retaliation3. Compensate for retaliation4. Require institutions to facilitate5. Provide financial incentives
  7. 7. Whistleblowing Law1. Require disclosure2. Prohibit retaliation3. Compensate for retaliation4. Require institutions to facilitate5. Provide financial incentives
  8. 8. Whistleblowing Law1. Require disclosure2. Prohibit retaliation3. Compensate for retaliation4. Require institutions to facilitate5. Provide financial incentives
  9. 9. Whistleblowing Law1. Require disclosure2. Prohibit retaliation3. Compensate for retaliation4. Require institutions to facilitate5. Provide financial incentives
  10. 10. Compensation for Retaliation Largely Ineffective Financial Incentives Effective
  11. 11. Financial IncentivesFalse Claims ActDodd Frank – SEC Whistleblower ProgramIRS Whistleblower Program
  12. 12. Themes
  13. 13. Scope- Public- Private
  14. 14. Violations of:- Specific: - Statutes - Regulations- Contracts- Criminal Law
  15. 15. Recipient- internal- external - law enforcement - NGO - media
  16. 16. Recipient- internal- external - law enforcement - NGO - media
  17. 17. Character- Motivation- Clean hands - law enforcement - NGO - media
  18. 18. Identity- Confidential- Anonymous - law enforcement - NGO - media
  19. 19. Control- Whistleblower- Agency - law enforcement - NGO - media
  20. 20. PerspectiveAccountability Mechanism
  21. 21. The Law ofWhistleblowing Kathleen Clark kathleen_clark@mac.com American Society for Public Administration New Orleans March 14, 2013

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