VOICES Plays Noticeable Role
In Final SEC Whistleblower Rules
On December 17, 2010 Voices for Corporate Responsibility (VOICES) submitted a letter to the SEC that outlined its stance on the proposed rules. This submission contained commentary regarding potential negative effects that would hinder whistleblowers’ ability to receive awards and also contained suggestions on how to avoid these problems. VOICES’ letter was reviewed by the SEC during its rule commentary period and referenced substantially throughout the final rule release.
SEC 3-2 Adopts Final Rules on Dodd-Frank
"SEC Adopts Final Whistleblower Rules That Encourage Use of Internal Reporting" - story by Kevin P. McGowan, May 25, 2011, BNA, INC. Daily Labor Report
House Republicans propose whistleblower reports
go through compliance departments first, then the SEC;
Dems say that's backwards
Voices for Corporate Responsibility founder, Reuben Guttman comments on the proposed whistleblower rule in an InvestmentNews.com story by Mark Schoeff Jr., posted May 12, 2011
Voices for Corporate Responsibility Prompts OSHA
to Undertake Top-to-Bottom Review of the Office
of the Whistleblower Protection Program
Research by Voices for Corporate Responsibility Board Member Dr. David Welch shows that OSHA investigations rarely support American workers. According Dr. Welch’s study, OSHA investigators find in favor of workers bringing complaints only 3.2% of the time. SOX complainants fared even worse, with OSHA investigators finding in favor of corporations 98% of the time. In May 2010, Voices presented Dr. Welch’s findings to OSHA. Subsequently, OSHA undertook a top-to-bottom review of the Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program. In September 2010, Voices members, Dr. Welch, Cyrus Mehri, and Ellen Eardley met with key OSHA officials to recommend strategies to improve OSHA’s enforcement of SOX.
Click HERE to read more about Dr. Welch’s research
Voices for Corporate Responsibility Comments to SEC that New Whistleblower Rules Don’t Go Far Enough
Voices for Corporate Responsibility, Change to Win, Government Accountability Project and other groups contend that corporate compliance departments are no substitute for coordinated investigations by government agencies alerted by whistleblowers.
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