In honor of National Whistleblower Day, a number of federal agencies posted tweets celebrating whistleblowers and informing their employees of their whistleblower rights.
For the tenth consecutive year, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution designating July 30 as National Whistleblower Day. The resolution encourages federal agencies to celebrate by informing employees of their whistleblower rights and “acknowledging the contributions of whistleblowers to combating waste, fraud, abuse, and violations of laws and regulations of the United States.”
Prior to National Whistleblower Day, a number of federal agencies confirmed with WNN their plans for recognizing day. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) also released statements honoring the day.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), one of the senators who sponsored the National Whistleblower Day resolution, celebrated the day with an online Q&A as well as a speech at the National Whistleblower Center’s National Whistleblower Day event.
In the days leading up to National Whistleblower Day, as well as the day following up, several agencies took to Twitter to celebrate the contributions of whistleblowers and highlight their agencies’ whistleblower protocols:
— U.S. Department of Labor (@USDOL) July 28, 2023
July 30th is National Whistleblower Day! Here is a real story about a Department of State whistleblower. Whistleblowers are brave, they are protected, and they play an important role in the fight against fraud, waste, and abuse.#NWD2023 #Whistleblower pic.twitter.com/JtlU5SLwqS
— State OIG (@StateOIG) July 28, 2023
It’s National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, which marks the passage of America’s first whistleblower protection law in 1778. Today and every day, we honor whistleblowers and thank them for bravely coming forward to expose fraud, waste, abuse in government programs & operations. pic.twitter.com/7NN7niowsQ
— U.S. EPA OIG (@EPAoig) July 30, 2023
This National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, the CFTC’s Director of Enforcement, Ian McGinley, appreciates whistleblowers who assist the CFTC in holding wrongdoers accountable. Your help resulted in the awarding of more than $3 billion in monetary relief. https://t.co/rW1ckdfyWO pic.twitter.com/IPwfYVwYyc
— CFTC (@CFTC) July 30, 2023
Yesterday was National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. We honor those who play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the federal government. Their courage enhances the work agencies like ours do to uncover wrongdoing, save taxpayer dollars, and improve agency operations. pic.twitter.com/JYVwyhLEtv
— USPS OIG (@OIGUSPS) July 31, 2023
On July 30, 2023, National Whistleblower Appreciation Day will be recognized for the 10th year after the Senate passed a Resolution earlier in July. The day recognizes the important contributions whistleblowers make when they disclose wrongdoing. #WhistleblowerDay23 #SSAOIGWD23 pic.twitter.com/6IUxpf67jt
— Social Security OIG (@TheSSAOIG) July 25, 2023
July 30th is National #Whistleblower Appreciation Day! Today, we honor whistleblowers and thank them for bravely coming forward to expose fraud, waste, abuse in government programs & operations. pic.twitter.com/QBP45MRDW8
— AmeriCorps OIG (@AmeriCorpsOIG) July 30, 2023
Today, the DOI OIG is recognizing National Whistleblower Appreciation Day—celebrated annually on July 30—by honoring whistleblowers who have helped identify fraud, waste, and abuse at DOI.
— DOI OIG (@doioig) July 28, 2023
For 245 years, lawful #whistleblowing has been an act of courage that brings to light critical information that might otherwise remain concealed, and it enables leaders to address and rectify potential threats, vulnerabilities, or misconduct. pic.twitter.com/dBQdBfxpu9
— Office of the DNI (@ODNIgov) July 30, 2023
Sunday is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, a time to celebrate and recommit to protecting those who come forward to expose fraud, abuse, and misconduct.
To learn more about protections when disclosing wrongdoing, visit: https://t.co/S3h1uuWMTj
— U.S. Office of Personnel Management (@USOPM) July 28, 2023
July 30 is National #Whistleblower Appreciation Day. We commend the brave whistleblowers who play a major role in the fight against corruption, fraud, waste, and abuse. Learn about whistleblower rights and protections here: https://t.co/vKC5jFd4wq pic.twitter.com/Gz8oMBediy
— USAID Office of Inspector General (@USAID_OIG) July 28, 2023
Thank you for following along with us as we recognized National Whistleblower Appreciation Day and acknowledged the important contributions whistleblowers have made and continue to make by courageously disclosing misconduct and wrongdoing. #SSAOIGWD23 #WhistleblowerDay23
— Social Security OIG (@TheSSAOIG) July 30, 2023
FDIC Acting Inspector General and FDIC Chairman recognize the importance of National Whistleblower Appreciation Day in joint announcement: https://t.co/29bAGMqJxJ
— FDIC OIG (@FDIC_OIG) July 28, 2023
National Whistleblower Day commemorates the bravery of whistleblowers around the world who have stepped forward to expose fraud, waste, and abuse. pic.twitter.com/3kKrth4kZY
— DoD Inspector General (@DoD_IG) July 31, 2023
In case you missed it – Sunday was National Whistleblower Day. But whistleblower rights apply every day. Our website details how to make a protected disclosure, report retaliation, contact information and whistleblower resources. https://t.co/ikW9L2Bf4R #usda #oig #whistleblowers pic.twitter.com/PACFzAjygW
— USDA OIG (@OIGUSDA) July 31, 2023
Today, July 30 is #NationalWhistleblowerDay and HHS-OIG commemorates the contributions of #whistleblowers around the world who have bravely stepped forward to expose waste, fraud, and abuse. Learn more: https://t.co/6sSUdMz1lL. pic.twitter.com/3Lc2IGonh3
— OIG at HHS (@OIGatHHS) July 30, 2023
It’s #NationalWhistleBlowerDay. We’ve looked at whistleblower retaliation claims at @DeptVetAffairs. Our most recent report issued in May & more work is ongoing as we survey whistleblowers who experienced retaliation & reached a settlement.
— U.S. GAO (@USGAO) July 30, 2023
In honor of #NationalWhistleblowerDay, watch this video that discusses whistleblowers' rights and protections, and learn how to report wrongdoing to the HHS-OIG’s Hotline: https://t.co/KcCcpv0dWf. pic.twitter.com/cI5QqnLItH
— OIG at HHS (@OIGatHHS) July 30, 2023
It's National Whistleblower Day 🗓️
When people stole pandemic aid they stole it from small businesses, neighbors, and families. Reporting potential fraud is protecting your community, and we'll keep working with our partners to track it down.
Report here: https://t.co/BHx7y6xTGw pic.twitter.com/NiGP18hEYB
— Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) (@COVID_Oversight) July 30, 2023