White House Employees
White House employees may be in the best position to witness illegal political coercion or activity in the federal workplace, improper destruction of documents in violation of federal recordkeeping laws, or other wrongdoing during a presidential transition. By disclosing information early, White House employees can prevent or minimize the harms of wrongdoing by allowing Congress, oversight agencies, and the press to investigate and address disclosures quickly.
Although federal whistleblower protections for White House employees depend on an individual’s detail and the nature of the information disclosed, the reporting of information about misconduct can spur accountability necessary to protect our democracy in November.
White House employees who observe wrongdoing are encouraged to reach out to attorneys at Government Accountability Project for an expert analysis of their unique case.
What to Know Before Blowing the Whistle
Each whistleblower case is unique, requiring an analysis of the facts before a legal strategy is determined. While the following information is neither comprehensive nor should be construed as offering legal advice, it offers some basic guidance on whistleblower rights before reaching out to experts at Government Accountability Project to further assist you.
What is Whistleblowing?
A whistleblower is an individual who discloses information that he or she reasonably believes evidences a violation of law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement; a gross waste of funds; abuse of authority; or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
We Can Help You Make a Difference
In our experience, whistleblowers will always come forward in the face of wrongdoing, whether their legal protections are weak, strong, or even non-existent, as long as they believe that speaking out will make a difference. While we are already working to support stronger statutory whistleblower protections for White House employees, we also have significant experience supporting whistleblowers and ensuring their information promotes accountability despite weak legal rights.
White House employees and other whistleblowers who have additional information about misconduct should know that their disclosures will fuel further efforts to ensure that our elections and democracy function as they must, for all citizens, this November.
If you are an employee in the White House who has observed wrongdoing, we encourage you to reach out to Government Accountability Project where attorneys experienced in whistleblower laws and protection can help you determine how to raise concerns safely and effectively.