Knowles v. Department of Veterans Affairs

Pro Se

Question(s) Presented

1. “When an Employee makes a protected disclosure, regarding a Prohibited Personnel Practice which falls under statue 5 USC 2302 (b)(8)-(9), against an agency official and or staff are the subjects of the protected disclosures allowed to initiate an investigation regarding the complaints made against them?”

2. “If an employee makes a protected disclosure against an agency official regarding how patient information is safeguarded and the subjects of the disclosure were investigated and placed on a Performance Improvement Plan, The Office of Inspector General (OIG) verified findings of inadequate safeguards, and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) acknowledged that patient information was not safeguarded according to the Agency’s protocol would that give an management official motive to retaliate?”

3. “If a whistleblower shows that [their] protected disclosures contributed to adverse actions does the agency bear the burden of showing that it would have acted in the same way even absent any whistleblowing?”

Posts About this Case

Proceedings and Orders
June 24, 2020
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
October 5, 2020
Petition DENIED.