Currently, there are no effective whistleblower protections for Peace Corps volunteers or employees, leaving those who come forward to report waste, fraud, abuse of authority, and other wrongdoing extremely vulnerable to retaliation. However, a recent bipartisan bill introduced in the House would remedy this situation.
The Peace Corps Reauthorization Act will create explicit anti-retaliation and anti-discrimination protections for Peace Corps employees, volunteers, and other parties that receive Peace Corps funds. The Act will also allow Peace Corps volunteers and employees to testify before Congress.
Peace Corps volunteers and employees are uniquely vulnerable, with no access to whistleblower protections that cover other federal workers. That’s why it is so important to see this bill enacted – and quickly. So, please, take action today: urge your representatives to pass this bill.
At present, there are no effective whistleblower protections for Peace Corps volunteers or employees, leaving those who come forward to report waste, fraud, abuse of authority, and other wrongdoing extremely vulnerable to retaliation. That’s why it's so important to see The Peace Corps Reauthorization Act passed. Write to your representative today.
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