Secretary David Shulkin Announces Establishment of Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection and Names Peter O'Rourke as its Senior Advisor and Executive Director
05/12/2017 05:42 PM EDT
Secretary David Shulkin Announces Establishment
of Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection
and Names Peter O’Rourke as its Senior Advisor and Executive Director
WASHINGTON -- Today U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced that he has established the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection in the Department, and that Peter O'Rourke will serve as Senior Advisor and Executive Director of the Office, reporting directly to the Secretary.
This announcement implements the requirements in President Trump's Executive Order signed at the Department on April 27, 2017 in one third of the 45-day timeframe required by the Order.
As detailed in the Executive Order, the Executive Director will:
O’Rourke is a veteran of both the US Navy and Air Force and has held executive roles in non-profit, consulting, and the federal government.
“I am pleased to announce the establishment of this office, fulfilling one of my highest priorities at the Department. We need to hold our employees accountable for their actions if they violate the public trust, and at the same time protect whistleblowers from retaliation,” said Dr. Shulkin. “Setting up this office under the strong leadership of Peter O’Rourke will give us the tools to do just that.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2017
(719) 299-4838, (361) 563-9353 cell
American GI Forum of the United States Condemns Hate Groups Activities
Corpus Christi, TX – The American GI Forum of the United States (AGIFUS) strongly opposes any US public official that tolerates the actions and ideologies of any hate group.
It is the duty of public officials to protect the fundamental rights, interests, and welfare of the people of this nation.
The AGIFUS adamantly denounce hate groups and the purposeful acts of violence they commit against the citizens and immigrants of this nation.
The idealism and activities espoused by these hate groups go against the democratic principles this nation was founded upon and has jeopardized our relationship with other nations, as well as harm our people.
Any continued rhetoric supporting hatred by public and government officials cannot be tolerated and must be met with the highest level of public censure.
About the AGIFUS
The AGIFUS is dedicated to addressing problems of discrimination and inequities endured by Hispanic veterans. Through the efforts of the organization’s early leadership, the AGIF has grown to over 40 chapters across the nation and was chartered by Congress in 1998. Today AGIF advocates for “ALL” veterans, their families, and continues its charitable work in local communities across the nation.
# # #
Our mailing address:
625 W. Corona Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004
“Education is Our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business”