Policy Documents

DIRECTIVE TITLE
CPL 02-03-007       OSHA Whistleblower Investigations Manual (published 1/28/2016)

CPL 02-03-007: OSHA Whistleblower Investigations Manual - Annotated (last updated Feb. 17, 2017) - For ease of reference, the Annotated Whistleblower Investigations Manual (WIM) contains hyperlinks to current policy guidance related to topics and procedures discussed in the WIM.
CPL 02-03-0008 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Processes for Whistleblower Protection Programs (Published 2/4/2019)
MEMORANDA TITLE
Clarification of OSHA's Position on Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing Under 29 C.F.R. §1904.35(b)(1)(iv)
Clarification of Procedures for Closing Investigations Based on a "Kick-Out" to Federal District Court
IMIS Recording of Whistleblower Complaints Initially Filed with Agencies Other Than OSHA
Coordination with Federal Partner Agencies
Expanded Administrative Closure Guidance: Updated Procedures to Close Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Cases that OSHA Lacks Authority to Investigate
Clarification of Streamlined Procedures to Close Cases that OSHA Lacks Authority to Investigate
Interim Investigation Procedures for Section 29 C.F.R. 1904.35(b)(1)(iv)
Updated Guidelines on Sharing Complaints and Findings with Partner Agencies
New policy guidelines for approving settlement agreements in whistleblower cases
Clarification of the Express Promise of Confidentiality Prior to Confidential Witness Interviews
Delay of Enforcement of the employee rights provisions under 29 CFR 1904.35
Clarification of Guidance for Section 11(c) Cases Involving Temporary Workers
Procedures for Significant or Novel Whistleblower Cases
Tolling of Limitation Periods under OSHA Whistleblower Laws by Private Agreements and for Other Reasons
Clarification of the Work Refusal Standard under 29 CFR 1977.12(b)(2)
Policy for Enforcing Settlement Agreements, Preliminary Reinstatement Orders, and Final ALJ and ARB Orders
Taxability of Settlements Desk Aid
Lee v. Norfolk Southern Railway Company, No. 14-1585: Applicability of the Election of Remedies Provision in the Federal Railroad Safety Act to Other Statutory Claims
Clarification of the Investigative Standard for OSHA Whistleblower Investigations
Whistleblower Complaints and Safety and Health Referrals
Referring Untimely 11(c) Complainants to the NLRB
Revised Whistleblower Disposition Procedures
Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices
Section 11(c) Cases Are an Enforcement Priority
Urban Path Transit and the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA)
Agency Date
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Railroad Administration
National Labor Relations Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
REGIONAL DIRECTIVE TITLE
CPL 02-03-01 Regional Whistleblower Protection Program Expedited Case Processing Pilot, San Francisco Regional Office (Region 9) (August 1, 2016)
Region 2 Adoption of Expedited Case Processing Pilot (August 7, 2017)
Region 5 Adoption of Expedited Case Processing Pilot (May 1, 2017)
Region 7 Adoption of Expedited Case Processing Pilot (September 1, 2017)
Region 8 Adoption of Expedited Case Processing Pilot (March 1, 2018)
Region 10 Adoption of Expedited Case Processing Pilot (December 12, 2017)
CPL 02-03-001 Whistleblower Program Complaint Intake, Boston Regional Office (Region 1) (May 1, 2013)
CPL 02-03-002 Streamline Uniform Report of Investigation, Boston Regional Office (Region 1) (February 10, 2016)
CPL 02-03-003 Whistleblower Program Complaint Screening, Boston Regional Office (Region 1) (February 10, 2016)
CPL 02-03-004 Streamlined Investigation, Boston Regional Office (Region 1) (February 10, 2016)
CPL 02-03-005A Whistleblower Electronic Case File, Boston Regional Office (Region 1) (June 7, 2016)
CPL 02-03-006 Settlement Agreement Template, Boston Regional Office (Region 1) (October 1, 2019)
CPL-2016-30 Administrative dismissals ROI Pilot, New York Regional Office (Region 2) (August 22, 2016)
Region 5 Adoption of ROI Pilot memorandum (February 1, 2017)
Region 7 Adoption of ROI Pilot memorandum (December 23, 2016)
2017-WB-001 Non-Public Disclosure Pilot - 11(c) Complaints Only (Regions V and X) (March 1, 2017)