Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs (DWPP)
Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, Outreach Work Group

Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Department of Labor

ACTION: Notice of meeting

This notice announces a forthcoming work group meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC), Outreach Work Group. The meeting will be open to the public via dial-in access.

General Function of the Committee:

WPAC advises the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) on ways to improve the fairness, efficiency and transparency of OSHA's whistleblower investigations. WPAC operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2) and its implementing regulations (41 CFR Part 102-3).

Date and Time: October 4, 2016, 1 PM, Eastern Time

Contact Person: Meghan Smith, Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs, OSHA, Department of Labor, Rm N-4618, 200 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20210, 202–693-2199, Fax: 202-693-2403. Please call the contact person for up-to-date information on this meeting.

Location: All work group meetings will be available via telephone; for instructions on how to listen via telephone, please contact Meghan Smith

Agenda: In this meeting, the work group will discuss raising awareness of employers and employees who are not aware of statutory whistleblower protections or do not understand why they are important.

Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the work group. Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before two days prior to the work group’s meeting date. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled at the conclusion of the work group meeting. Time allotted for each presentation will be limited to five minutes. If the number of speakers requesting to comment is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public session, WPAC will take additional comments after the meeting until close of business on that day.

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Meghan Smith at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting.