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H.R. 2196 - To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.

Introduced: 2017-10-16
Bill Status: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 629.
 

(Sec. 1) This bill modifies whistle-blower protections for federal employees or applicants who disclose classified national security information, or other protected information, that evidences wrongdoing.

Currently, it is unlawful to retaliate against a federal employee for disclosing classified or protected information of wrongdoing to one of the following recipients: (1) the Office of Inspector General of their agency, (2) the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, or (3) a designated agency employee. This bill expands the list of recipients to whom a federal employee may make a protected disclosure to include a supervisor in the employee's direct chain of command.

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Calendar No. 629

115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 2196

[Report No. 115–346]


    To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 16, 2017

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

October 11, 2018

    Reported by Mr. Johnson, without amendment


AN ACT

    To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Recipients of whistleblower disclosures.

Section 2302(b)(8)(B) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking “or to the Inspector” and all that follows through “such disclosures” and inserting “the Inspector General of an agency, a supervisor in the employee's direct chain of command up to and including the head of the employing agency, or to an employee designated by any of the aforementioned individuals for the purpose of receiving such disclosures”.


Calendar No. 629

115th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 2196
[Report No. 115–346]

AN ACT
    To amend title 5, United States Code, to allow whistleblowers to disclose information to certain recipients.

October 11, 2018
    Reported without amendment

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