Accession Number : ADA615856
Title : Whistleblower Protection: DOD Needs to Enhance Oversight of Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : May 2015
Pagination or Media Count : 95
Abstract : Whistleblowers play an important role in safeguarding the federal government against waste, fraud, and abuse. However, reporting wrongdoing outside the chain of command conflicts with military guidance, which emphasizes using the chain of command to resolve problems. Whistleblowers who make a report risk reprisal from their unit, such as being demoted or separated. DODIG is responsible for conducting and overseeing military whistleblower reprisal investigations. GAO was asked to examine DOD's oversight of military whistleblower reprisal investigations.
Descriptors : *CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS , GUIDANCE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , PROTECTION , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE