Washington, D.C. – Today, November 14, 2019, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, a State Department employee and her attorney, Katherine Atkinson, released the following statements in response to the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General’s report on improper personnel practices by State Department officials. In 2017, Ms. Nowrouzzadeh was a career State Department employee on … Read more
Today, Joel Clement, the civil servant who filed a whistleblower complaint against the Department of the Interior; and Katherine Atkinson, the attorney from Wilkenfeld, Herendeen & Atkinson representing Joel Clement, released the following statements in response to the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Inspector General’s (IG’s) report on the reassignment of career SES employees.
On behalf of WHA client Joel Clement, Katherine Atkinson filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior today due to DOI’s failure to respond to Joel’s requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act. Members of Congress have also requested records related to the mass reassignment of members of the Senior Executive Service … Read more
“As Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke blasted many within his department for being disloyal to the Trump administration’s agenda this week, the agency’s inspector general’s office continued a probe into whether officials acted inappropriately when they abruptly reassigned dozens of senior workers.” Read more.
Department of the Interior Senior Executive Joel Clement filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. Read Mr. Clement’s opinion piece in The Washington Post to learn more about it, and download the complaint below. Retaliation Complaint Whistleblower Disclosure