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DOL Seeks Input on Whistleblower Enforcement

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The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to meet Oct. 16 in Washington to solicit public comments and suggestions on whistleblower issues in the finance industry within OSHA’s jurisdiction.

OSHA is seeking a second round of public input on how to improve whistleblower customer service and “enhance understanding of the whistleblower laws” it enforces.

OSHA enforces the whistleblower provisions of 22 statutes protecting employees who report violations of airline, commercial motor vehicle, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health care reform, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime and securities laws.

The Labor branch recently ordered Wells Fargo to reinstate a branch manager who was fired after raising concerns about the opening of bank accounts without clients’ knowledge or consent.

The public meeting is free, but attendees must register by Sept. 30.

Comments related to the “Scope of Meeting” section of the Federal Register notice can be submitted electronically to, or in writing, by Oct. 9.


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