H.R.4680 - Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 1994103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] (Introduced 06/29/1994)|
|Committees:||House - Government Operations; Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||07/13/1994 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1459-1460) (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4680 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/29/1994)
Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 1994 - Amends Federal law to make it a prohibited personnel practice for any Federal agency official to take or fail to take, or threaten to take or fail to take, a personnel action with respect to any employee or applicant for employment because of any disclosure of information to either House of Congress, or to a committee or Member, which the employee or applicant reasonably believes evidences: (1) a violation of law or regulation; or (2) gross mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.
Amends the Inspector General Act of 1978 to prohibit any Office of Inspector General from disclosing a whistleblower's identity, except in accordance with a request of the Attorney General for the purpose of a criminal investigation. Provides for disciplinary action for violations of this prohibition.
Requires every Federal agency Inspector General: (1) to ensure, at the time of receiving any complaint or information from an employee, that the employee is fully aware of specified rights and remedies; and (2) to disclose to an employee, within a reasonable time, any information that might be evidence of a retaliatory action or of an intent to take such an action.