Fired SSA employee featured in Watchdog investigation is ‘Whistleblower of the Year’

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Transparency, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Now, more than ever, protecting Wisconsin’s traditions of open government depends on the courage and initiative of individuals.”

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A whistleblower’s story: Paying the price for shining a light

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Federal government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“I’m so tired of it. I don’t know how much more I can take,” the Social Security Administration employee said.

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Social Security whistleblower waiting for answers in privacy breach case

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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In November, an SSA whistleblower filed a complaint alleging her Veterans Affairs records had been compromised.

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Inspector General releases major findings of probe into troubled Social Security office

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

What remains unanswered is why federal prosecutors declined to bring charges for what appears to be criminal conduct.

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Report: Social Security managers gambled, watched Packers at Lambeau on taxpayer dime

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A report on a federal investigation into the Madison disability review office revealed troubling conduct.

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Investigation finds abuse, law-breaking, no retaliation at Madison Social Security office

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  Accountability, Federal government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“(Managers) set a tone for the office that misconduct by certain employees will be tolerated and, in some instances, encouraged,” the document asserts.

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