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Whistleblower Reprisal and Management Failures at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, June 19, 2014   [open pdf - 4MB]

This testimony compilation is from the June 19, 2014 hearing on "Whistleblower Reprisal and Management Failures at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board" held before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the House staff report: "The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is an independent agency charged with investigating chemical accidents. In the fall of 2012, the EPA Inspector General [IG] began investigating allegations that CSB General Counsel Richard Loeb learned the identities of several CSB whistleblowers who filed complaints with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The whistleblowers--all of whom worked in the Office of General Counsel-- had been exposed to retaliation by virtue of the leak. In fact, because of the likelihood that managers may retaliate against whistleblowers who file complaints with OSC, federal law requires OSC to protect the identities of complainants. In light of the seriousness of the allegations against Loeb, and the OSC employee who leaked information to him, it was imperative that Loeb and CSB Chairman Dr. Rafael Moure- Eraso fully cooperated with the IG's investigation. They did not." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Rafael Moure-Eraso, Beth Rosenberg, Carolyn N. Lerner, Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., Patrick Sullivan, and Mark Griffon.

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