Accession Number : ADA292014

Title :   Whistleblower Protection: Continuing Impediments to Protection of Military Members.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA292014

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This GAO Report documents the findings of the General Accounting Office in reviewing the rights and protections afforded military whistleblowers from reprisal in the form of mental health evaluations. Specifically, the report examines the system established under the 1988 Military Whistleblower Protection Act to prevent reprisals and to note its effectiveness. Also, the GAO investigated whether servicemembers have a mechanism to challenge alleged reprisals that occurred prior to enactment of the Whistleblower Act. The Report summarizes its findings, and includes suggestions to the Secretary of Defense on methods to assure the Act is properly implemented and enforced.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, CONGRESS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, REPORTS, PROTECTION, MENTAL HEALTH, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, LEGISLATION, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), PUNISHMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Government and Political Science
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE