DOD Enhances Whistleblower Protections for Defense Contractors and Subcontractors

October 31, 2013

DOD Enhances Whistleblower Protections for Defense Contractors and Subcontractors

On September 30, 2013, DOD issued an interim rule enhancing whistleblower protections for DOD, NASA, and U.S. Coast Guard contractor and subcontractor employees. The interim rule implements section 827 of the 2013 NDAA, which became effective July 31, 2013. The interim rule enhances whistleblower protections by prohibiting retaliation against contractors and subcontractors for disclosing a broader range of misconduct to a broader range of persons or entities. The interim rule also expands the existing DFARS coverage regarding inspector general investigations of whistleblower retaliation claims and whistleblower rights and remedies. Excluded from the interim rules are contract or subcontract services provided to an element of the intelligence community. The interim rule became effective September 30, 2013. Written comments on the interim rule should be submitted on or before November 29, 2013. (78 Fed. Reg. 59851, 9/30/2013.)






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