Bloomberg Law
Aug. 7, 2018, 10:23 PM

Labor Inspector General Investigates Whistleblowers’ Office

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Federal investigators’ alleged mishandling of whistleblower complaints from Wells Fargo & Co. workers and others is at the center of a newly opened federal inquiry.

The Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General said in an Aug. 7 letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that its investigation will focus on OSHA’s whistleblower protection office, which oversees complaints from workers in OSHA Region 9 covering California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Prompting the audit are prior Labor Department reports looking at problems with OSHA’s whistleblower protection efforts and a request from the independent federal Office of Special Counsel, which