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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a615856.pdf


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