DOL/OSHA Whistleblower Basics-
(Helpful insights into the anti-retaliation provisions covered under various Federal Acts.)


The session will provide an overview of the DOL/OSHA whistleblower program's role in enforcing whistleblower rights in 20+ Acts, many beyond the OSH Act. The program will include an introduction to the various Acts (and what types of activities  are considered  protected  under these Acts); various deadlines for filing complaints; the elements of a prima facie whistleblower complaint; a discussion of what actually constitutes adverse employment actions; what to expect during DOL/OSHA's investigation of a whistleblower complaint; and a discussion of the possible outcomes of whistleblower investigations and what appeal rights are available.



Presented By:

Jack Rudzki, Regional Supervisory Investigator, USDOL/OSHA

Mr. Rudzki is a 35 year Federal government employee having worked in various investigative capacities and Agencies throughout the United States. He has been with the DOL/OSHA whistleblower program for 22 years and has played  an active role in  the Agency's  development of policies and procedures pertaining to the ever changing landscape of the whistleblower  field. Mr. Rudzki currently manages the Region 3 whistleblower program  with  jurisdictional responsibility over the states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland,  Delaware  and the District of Columbia.