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Posted: 6/22/2002 1:41:59 PM EST
A provision in the bill seeking to create a Homeland Security Department will exempt its employees from whistleblower protection, the very law that helped expose intelligence-gathering missteps before September 11. The legislation now before Congress contains a provision allowing the director of the proposed agency to waive all employee protections in Title V, including the Whistleblower Protection Act. The act protects government employees from retaliation or losing employment for speaking out on waste, fraud and abuse. ... The department would not be required to release information under the Freedom of Information Act. This would eliminate the agency's responsibility to answer questions from the public.
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Link Posted: 6/22/2002 1:42:50 PM EST
Btw, why the hell do they call it "homeland", sounds kind of . . . german.
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 2:21:14 PM EST
Wouldn't that be "der fatherland" ? Stepped-init
Link Posted: 6/22/2002 2:33:14 PM EST
Well, I guess they'll finally start to whack right wing nut cases like me. themao [chainsawkill]
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