The Whistleblower
Protection Programs

The whistleblower protection programs


Memoranda Title
October 11, 2018 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)
January 26, 2018 Clarification of Procedures for Closing Investigations Based on a “Kick-Out” to Federal District Court
January 9, 2018 IMIS Recording of Whistleblower Complaints Initially Filed with Agencies Other Than OSHA
October 3, 2017 Coordination with Federal Partner Agencies
September 28, 2017 Expanded Administrative Closure Guidance: Updated Procedures to Close Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Cases that OSHA Lacks Authority to Investigate
January 12, 2017 Clarification of Streamlined Procedures to Close Cases that OSHA Lacks Authority to Investigate ("Docket and Dismiss")
November 10, 2016 Interim Investigation Procedures for Section 29 C.F.R. 1904.35(b)(1)(iv)
October 12, 2016 Updated Guidelines on Sharing Complaints and Findings with Partner Agencies
August 23, 2016 New Policy Guidelines for Approving Settlement Agreements in Whistleblower Cases
July 15, 2016 Clarification of the Express Promise of Confidentiality Prior to Confidential Witness Interviews
July 13, 2016 Delay of Enforcement of the employee rights provisions under 29 CFR 1904.35
May 11, 2016 Clarification of Guidance for Section 11(c) Cases Involving Temporary Workers
February 2, 2016 Procedures for Significant or Novel Whistleblower Cases
January 28, 2016 Tolling of Limitation Periods under OSHA Whistleblower Laws by Private Agreements and for Other Reasons
January 11, 2016 Clarification of the Work Refusal Standard under 29 CFR 1977.12(b)(2)
December 21, 2015 Policy for Enforcing Settlement Agreements, Preliminary Reinstatement Orders, and Final ALJ and ARB Orders
October 1, 2015 Taxability of Settlements Chart
September 17, 2015 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
April 20, 2015 Clarification of the Investigative Standard for OSHA Whistleblower Investigations
June 27, 2014 Whistleblower Complainants and Safety and Health Referrals
March 6, 2014 Referring Untimely 11(c) Complainants to the NLRB
April 18, 2012 Revised Whistleblower Disposition Procedures
March 12, 2012 Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices
September 15, 2011 Section 11(c) Cases Are an Enforcement Priority
March 23, 2011 Urban Rapid Transit and the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA)