Government Accountability Project

The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is a 30-year-old nonprofit public interest group that promotes government and corporate accountability by advancing occupational free speech, defending whistleblowers, and empowering citizen activists. We pursue this mission through our Nuclear Safety, International Reform, Corporate Accountability, Food & Drug Safety, and Federal Employee/National Security programs. GAP is the nation's leading whistleblower protection organization.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Bar Complaint Charges Former World Bank Official with Ethics Violations
Today, April 6, the Government Accountablity Project (GAP) filed a complaint with the Washington, D.C. Bar Association against Suzanne Folsom, former Director of the Department of Institutional Integrity (INT) at the World Bank from 2006 to 2008. The complaint reveals unethical actions taken by Folsom as the manager of the Bank’s investigations unit, including improper interference with an external review, abuse of authority, harassment, and deception of INT staff.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Health Care Bill Includes Whistleblower Protections for Hospital Employees
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) today praised "best practice" anti-retaliation whistleblower rights in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama. The law provides protection for workers who challenge breakdowns in the provision of most medical care, including upcoming medical exchanges. Specifically, the new law has best practice whistleblower protections covering millions of hospital employees across the country, along with employees of direct care providers.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
GAP Hails New D.C. Whistleblower Protection Law
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) praised D.C. City Councilmember Mary Cheh for her leadership regarding the unanimous approval of the D.C. Whistleblower Protection Amendment Act of 2009. The significant good government reform went into effect today after congressional review.
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Whistleblower Who Exposed Wrongdoing in UNDP Somalia Projects Vindicated
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) applauds United Nations Ethics Committee Chairman Robert Benson and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark for protecting a UNDP whistleblower from retaliation.
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Thursday, March 04, 2010
Slaughterhouse Whistleblower Reveals Inhumane Animal Treatment, Food Integrity Violations
EST this afternoon, Government Accountability Project (GAP) client and federal food safety inspector Dean Wyatt will testify before a House of Representatives Subcommittee, and blow the whistle on a laundry list of problems he witnessed at two major meat-packing plants.
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Friday, January 08, 2010
GAP Statement on Administrative Review Board Appointments
Today, the Government Accountability Project applauds the appointments of two individuals to the Administrative Review Board (ARB), which issues final agency decisions for the Secretary of Labor in whistleblower protection cases.
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Monday, December 14, 2009
OSC Honors Katrina Pumps Whistleblower With 2009 Public Service Award
Government Accountability Project (GAP) client Maria Garzino, United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) mechanical and civil engineer, will be awarded the 2009 Public Servant Award of the Year by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) on Wednesday, December 16. Garzino is credited with revealing the inadequate state of New Orleans floodwater pumps built by the USACE after Hurricane Katrina.
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Thursday, December 03, 2009
D.C. Fire Chief Deposition Video Showcases Questionable Statements, Behavior
In early October, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) conducted and filmed a deposition of Washington, D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin in relation to the lawsuit of former Fire Department General Counsel Theresa Cusick. Chief Rubin's testimony about events as he sees them may be eye-opening to other D.C. government officials, the City Council and the public.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
Unique Food Safety Conference Tomorrow
Tomorrow, November 20, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) and American University Washington College of Law will sponsor a day-long conference focusing on problems with the current food safety system in America, and how to improve it. The conference, Empowering Employees to Protect Food Integrity , starts at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning (registration begins at 8:45 a.m.).
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
D.C. Firefighter Terminated For Whistleblowing
Firefighter Vanessa Coleman, previously a Captain with the D.C. Fire & Emergency Medical Services (F&EMS) Department and a 19-year veteran of the force, has been fired from her position as a result of blowing the whistle on wrongful actions taken against her by Department officials.
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