H.R.5790 - Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] (Introduced 07/14/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Oversight and Government Reform|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 114-835|
|Latest Action:||12/16/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-302. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.5790 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 114-302 (12/16/2016)
Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016
(Sec. 2) This bill revises a provision with respect to whistle-blower protections for a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employee or job applicant who discloses wrongdoing to an appropriate official.
It prohibits an FBI employee from taking or failing to take a personnel action (e.g., demotion) with respect to an FBI employee or applicant because of a protected disclosure. A protected disclosure is a disclosure of information to an appropriate official which an employee or applicant reasonably believes evidences: (1) a violation of a law, rule, or regulation; or (2) waste, fraud, or abuse.
Additionally, the bill expands the list of appropriate officials who may receive a protected disclosure to include, among others, a supervisor in an employee's direct chain of command.