I would like to see a proliferation of sites like VA Accountability across federal, state and local government agencies. The concept could be extended to include information (names, dates, summaries) about EEO complaints, grievances, and other administrative information exposing corrupt management to the world. This gets to the heart of corruption in government that is at the root of so many of our problems today, with our politicians working hand in hand with corporations to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. The concept could and should be extended to members of Congress, Governors, Mayors, and other elected officials. It pushes the whistleblower role up and out of the agencies, providing additional insurance against retaliation and suppression of this kind of information.
“First and foremost, VA Accountability Watch is about ensuring our veterans get the care and benefits they deserve, but it’s also an effort to protect those who work for VA,” Miller said. “The vast majority of the department’s more than 300,000 employees are dedicated and hard working. They deserve better than to have the reputation of their organization dragged through the mud by a bunch of executives who are too busy patting themselves on the back to take responsibility for their own incompetence.” – See more at: http://fedscoop.com/house-committee-launches-va-accountability-website/#sthash.qg6G0dyd.dpuf
To report corruption, the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) is a great place to start. Congressional oversight contacts are: [email protected] and [email protected]
WHAT: Hearing: A Matter of Life and Death: Examining Preventable Deaths, Patient-Safety Issues and Bonuses for VA Execs Who Oversaw Them
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013…
WHERE: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Caution! Whistle blowers often have a very hard time of it… one must make certain that ALL your facts are provable and be willing to pay at least some price for forcing any organization to recognize the possibility that they may have a shortcoming or two!
Don’t miss the upcoming Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit – Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2013