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Demand for More Information From MISC Steering Committee

Demand for More Information From MISC Steering Committee

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9/20/12 Outlook Print Message1/5https://bay002.mail.live.com/mail/PrintMessages.aspx?cpids=a4e12e81-0360-11e2-af31-00237de3a2c…
Re: Demand for More Information from the MISC SteeringCommittee​
on behalf of 
evy brown
(ebrown@whistlewatch.org)You moved thismessage to its current location.Sent:Thu 9/20/12 4:20 PMTo:ebrown@whistlewatch.org
All,The MISC Steering Committee sent out the below a little while ago regarding the WPEA.
"We are trying alternate paths for issues we couldn’t complete in this bill before recess. We willcontinue to report as progress is made on that front, and with S. 743 passage."
Many people, including "prominent whistleblowers" and advocates have asked me to make a demand onthe community behalf to know what "alternative paths" are being tried and what "issues" are beingaddressed with which members of Congress.Mr. Devine & Ms. Canterbury, please respond immediately. The lack of transparency and refusal torespond to requests for information is a harm to everyone. Thank you for your cooperation in thismatter.Best,EvyOn Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Shanna Devine <shannad@whistleblower.org> wrote:Dear MISC Members,
our contacts in Congress
just authorized public release of the bill. It can be viewedhere:http://bit.ly/QFy66aAgain, thank you for working to get the bill this far. While it does not have all of the improvements wehave fought for, it includes very significant reforms and does not roll back any rights. A full list of reformsin S. 743 can be found here:http://www.whistleblower.org/program-areas/legislation/wpea/the-protections We are trying alternate paths for issues we couldn’t complete in this bill before recess. We will continueto report as progress is made on that front, and with S. 743 passage.Thank you,MISC Steering Committee
Shanna DevineInvestigator, Legislative Campaign Coord.Government Accountability Project 1612 K St NW, Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 457-0034 ext. 132 (voice)(202) 457-0059(fax)Email:
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A law beingdebated rightnow could endFederal
On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 10:13 AM, evy brown <ebrown@whistlewatch.org> wrote:All,Sincere thanks to NWC for the below. Let's all get this out to everyone immediately!Best,Evy
National Whistleblowers Center [mailto:lmw@whistleblowers.org]
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:04:33 -0500
Protect Federal Employee Whistleblowers from SummaryJudgment Dear Lindsey,The Whistleblower ProtectionEnhancement Act (WPEA) may movethrough Congress in the coming days, and itcontains many important reforms that will
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Employeeswhistleblowercases before theyare even heard!
help federal employees.
However, boththe House (H.R. 3289) and Senate (S. 743)versions still have one provision that willsignificantly harm whistleblowers.TAKE ACTION! Tell Congress to Fix theWPEA
This destructive provision gives the MeritSystems Protection Board (MSPB) summary judgment power for the first time.
Theproblem with summary judgment is that itallows MSPB Administrative Judges todismiss federal employee whistleblowercases without even hearing them.
Summary judgment will not enhance whistleblowerprotections, but it
radically increasecosts for the whistleblower, undermine theability to reach a settlement, delay finaldecisions, and result in untold hardships forfederal employees. This provision must beremoved.Together we can make sure that summary judgment authority isnot included in the final legislation. But, we need your help.
TAKE ACTION! Tell Congress to Cut Summary Judgment from theWPEA
With your help we have fixed other provisions in the WPEA.Together we were successful in fixing provisions that others saidcould not be fixed. We need to make one more change, and we arecounting on you to help us in this final push.Sincerely,Stephen M. KohnExecutive Director We rely on supporters like you to spread the word about the NWC.Please forward this message to a friend.Was this message forwarded to you?Click here to sign up forNWC's Action Network.NWC
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