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The Whistleblower
Protection Programs

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Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

The Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) was established to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on ways to improve the fairness, efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of OSHA's administration of whistleblower protections. In particular, the committee advises OSHA on the development and implementation of improved customer service models, enhancements in the investigative and enforcement process, training, and regulations governing OSHA investigations. In addition, WPAC advises OSHA in cooperative activities with other federal agencies that are responsible for areas covered by the whistleblower protection statutes enforced by OSHA.

WPAC is comprised of twelve voting members, with four members representing management, four members representing labor, one member representing State OSH Plan states, and three members representing the public. Non-voting members include representatives from three Federal Government agencies that have jurisdiction over statutes with whistleblower provisions. All members of WPAC were appointed by the Secretary of Labor. The committee will meet at least twice a year.

Charter

Advisory Committee Charter PDF, 150Kb

Current Membership December 2015

PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES
Emily Spieler**
Edwin W. Hadley
Professor of Law
Northeastern University School of Law
400 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Term Expiration: November 30, 2016
Richard Moberly
Associate Dean for Faculty and Professor of Law
University of Nebraska
College of Law
103 McCollum Hall
P.O. Box 830902
Lincoln, NE 68583-0902
Term Expiration: November 30, 2016
Jonathan Brock
Emeritus Faculty Member (Retired)
University of Washington
Term Expiration: November 30, 2017
 
MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVES
David Eherts
Vice President Global EHS
Allergan, Inc.
Morris Corporate Center III
400 Interpace Parkway
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Term Expiration: November 30, 2016
Gregory Keating
Partner
Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
2 International Place
Boston, MA 02110
Term Expiration: November 30, 2016
Marcia Narine Weldon
Assistant Professor
St. Thomas University School of Law
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Term Expiration: November 30, 2017
Kym Gaylo
Global HSE Associate Director
Proctor & Gamble
8256 Union Centre Boulevard
West Chester, OH 45069
Term Expiration: November 30, 2017
LABOR REPRESENTATIVES
Sylvia Johnson
Deputy Legislative Director
United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
1757 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Term Expiration: November 30, 2017
Eric Frumin
H&S Director
Change to Win
90 Broad Street
Room 710
New York, NY 10004
Term Expiration: November 30, 2016
Jennifer J. Rosenbaum (JJ)
Legal and Policy Director
National Guestworker Alliance
217 N. Prieur Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Term Expiration: November 30, 2016
Nancy Lessin
Program Coordinator
Steelworkers' Charitable and Educational Organization
c/o Health, Safety and Environment
Department Rm. 902
United Steelworkers International Union
5 Gateway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Term Expiration: November 30, 2017
STATE PLAN REPRESENTATIVE
Lezlie Perrin
Appeals, Audit and Discrimination Senior Program Manager
Department of Labor and Industries
Division of Occupational Safety and Health
State of Washington
P.O. Box 44630
Olympia, WA 98504-4630
Term Expiration: November 30, 2017
     
FEDERAL AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES
Rina Tucker Harris
Enforcement Attorney
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Office of Enforcement
1700 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20552
Term Expiration: November 30, 2016
Eric Bachman
Deputy Special Counsel for Litigation and Legal Affairs
U.S. Office of Special Counsel
1730 M Street, NW
Suite 218
Washington, DC 20036-4505
Term Expiration: November 30, 2016
Robert W. Miller
Director, Office of Policy, Strategic Planning, and Regulations
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Suite W64-310
Washington, DC 20590
Term Expiration: November 30, 2016
 
OSHA COMMITTEE CONTACTS
Anthony Rosa
Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
Deputy Director
Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs
OSHA-USDOL
Room N-4618
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-2199
Fax: 202-693-2403
Email: rosa.anthony@dol.gov
Brian Broecker
Committee Counsel
Office of the Solicitor, USDOL
Room S-4004
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-5445
Fax: 202-693-5466
Email: broecker.brian@dol.gov
Meghan Smith
Alternate DFO
Program Analyst
Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs
OSHA-USDOL
Room N-4618
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-2199
Fax: 202-693-2403
Email: smith.meghan.p@dol.gov
 
Christine Stewart
Alternate DFO
Division Chief, Policy Division
Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs
OSHA-USDOL
Room N-4618
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-2199
Fax: 202-693-2403
Email: stewart.christine@dol.gov
Josie Gross
(Travel)
Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs
OSHA-USDOL
Room N-4618
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-2199
Fax: 202-693-2403
Email: gross.josephine@dol.gov
   

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