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    The OIG is an independent office whose mission is to promote excellence, integrity, and accountability throughout DHS. In our dynamic environment, the OIG conducts investigations, audits, evaluations, and inspections to enhance program effectiveness and efficiency and to detect and prevent waste, fraud, and mismanagement in DHS programs and operations.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will serve as the Whistleblower Protection Coordinator (WPC) for DHS and will report to the OIG Counsel. The WPC is tasked with educating DHS employees, contractors, grantees, and the general public about how to report fraud, waste, and abuse, and the whistleblower protection laws. The incumbent will carry out the duties outlined by Congress in the statutory provisions (5 U.S.C.A. App.3, § 3). The incumbent serves as a legal and policy advisor to OIG senior leadership on all matters related to implementing the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA), the Military Whistleblower Protection Act (MWPA), the Contractor Whistleblower Protection Disclosure Program (41 U.S.C. § 4712 and 10 U.S.C. § 2409 (U.S. Coast Guard)) and Presidential Policy Directive-19 ("Protecting Whistleblowers with Access to Classified Information). The WPC will have direct access to the IG as needed to accomplish statutory responsibilities. Typical work assignments may include:

    • Developing and implementing OIG's statutorily required Whistleblower Protection Coordinator program and providing input on legal and policy issues that significantly affect how OIG implements statutory whistleblower protection legislation;
    • Serving as an advisor to the Counsel, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), and IG in matters, legal and otherwise, related to whistleblower protection;
    • Reviewing legislation and case law related to whistleblower matters;
    • Liaising with DHS staff, the Department of Justice (DOJ), OIG staff from other agencies, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE), Congress, and other entities who handle matters relating to the implementation and administration of whistleblower protection laws, rules, and regulations;
    • Training agency employees about prohibitions against retaliation for protected disclosures, and educating employees who have made or are contemplating making a protected disclosure about the rights and remedies against retaliation for protected disclosures;
    • Maintaining DHS OIG's OSC yearly statutory certification;
    • Researching and developing ways to establish an OIG alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program for parties to whistleblower reprisal complaints, including developing written proposals that address applicable or pertinent ADR laws, statutes, and regulations, goals and objectives of ADR, ADR method options, program administration and funding, and ADR case selection criteria.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

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