Protecting Food. Empowering Whistleblowers.

Downloadable Materials

Below you will find a mix of guides, brochures, and infographics that can be downloaded as free resources.

GUIDES

Working with Whistleblowers: A Guide for Public Interest Organizations

Increasingly, non-profit advocacy organizations concerned about government abuses and malfeasance in a whole host of areas—government waste, ethics violations, environmental dangers, censorship, immigration policy, etc.—are recognizing that whistleblowers are essential sources of information. Government Accountability Project’s new guide offers practical guidance on how public interest organizations can support employees who want to report concerns about misconduct while ensuring that neither the whistleblower nor the organization are made vulnerable inadvertently.

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Working with Whistleblowers: A Guide for Journalists

The power of whistleblowers to hold institutions and leaders accountable often depends on the critical work of journalists, who verify whistleblowers’ disclosures and then bring them to the public. This Guide, released in Fall 2017, offers information to help journalists navigate the complexities of working with whistleblowers, including best practices to protect sources and minimize reprisal while exposing abuses of public trust.

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Speaking Up for Science: A Guide to Whistleblowing for Federal Employees

Government Accountability Project’s newest resource seeks to offer information to federal employees who work in the science, environment and natural resource agencies, which have been plagued by an actively anti-science political culture openly hostile to their public missions by issuing gag orders, censoring words and information on government websites, cutting science and technology budgets, and maintaining strong ties to the industries they are charged with regulating.

In addition to a new brochure, Make a Note to the Record: How Federal Scientists Can Protect Science for the Public Good, which Government Accountability Project developed along with the Union of Concerned Scientists and other organizations to encourage federal employees to document abuses of scientific integrity, Government Accountability Project’s new resource on whistleblowing for federal employees is intended to offer support for those employees unwilling to stay silent in the face of serious abuses of public trust.

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BROCHURES

Food Integrity Campaign, General Purpose Brochure

The mission of the Food Integrity Campaign—a program of the Government Accountability Project —is to enhance overall food integrity by protecting the rights of employees in the food industry and government who speak out against unsafe, unhealthy and inhumane practices. This brochure helps provide an introduction to the Food Integrity Campaign, including an overview of key issue areas and services provided, plus engaging illustrations adapted from the FIC animated video short in the style of a comic book.

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Whisteblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA)

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA) provides millions of federal workers with the rights they need to report government corruption and wrongdoing safely. This brochure provides an overview to the WPEA, an outline of who is protected by the WPEA, and contact information for anyone with questions or seeking help.

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Whistleblower Protections in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The FSMA act provides sweeping protections for private sector food industry employees who report a violation of food laws enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Employers may NOT retaliate against an employee who blows the whistle on any violation of these laws. This brochure outlines who is protected, what is considered employer retaliation, and contact information for anyone seeking help or more information.

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INFOGRAPHICS

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WTF Hormel?! Full infographic

In 2015, FIC teamed up with The Other 98% to launch the WTFHormel campaign, including a composite interacive infographic that shows the perilous impacts that high-speed hog inspection has from farm to fork. That includes its harmful effects on the environment, public health, animal welfare, and worker safety. The campaign has eneded, however many of the same issues persist. Check out the PDF version of the infographic here.

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