The Washington Post reports today that there is a new allegation of whistleblower retaliation against the Commerce inspector general’s office. Commerce IG Todd Zinser has been under fire since the Office of Special Counsel in 2013 determined that two of Zinser’s trusted allies — his counsel Wade Green and longtime friend Rick Beitel, the principal assistant inspector general for whistleblower protection — retaliated against two whistleblowers in the office.
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, the ranking Democrat on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, is once again calling for the dismissal of Todd Zinser. During a lengthy floor speech in March, Johnson outlined a series of “endemic failing in Mr. Zinser’s leadership” which includes whistleblower retaliation.
Read the full article here: New allegation of whistleblower retaliation at Commerce inspector general’s office
Past Blogs on Zinser:
Whistleblower Advocacy Groups Call for Removal of Commerce IG Zinser
House Investigation Reveals Commerce IG’s Pattern of Retaliation Against Whistleblowers