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On Fathers Day: Pelosi & Feinstein Partners In Crime At Hunters Point & Treasure Island
by United Public Workers For Action
Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
On Fathers Day 2018, supporters of worker and human rights rallied at the mansions of Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Pelosi in San Francisco. They protested the criminal cover-up by Pelosi and Feinstein of the $1 billion fraud on the US and criminal falsification of the so called Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island "clean-up". They also called for the criminal prosecution of Pelosi and Feinstein for colluding with the developer Lennar/5 Points developer, Tetra Tech and Test America to prevent a criminal investigation of the cover-up of the massive fraudulent $1 billion testing scam which is the largest Eco-Fraud in the United States.
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To remember the fathers who died at Hunters Point from the radioactive and toxic poisoning workers and public health advocates rallied at the mansions of Congresswoman Pelosi and Senator Feinstein who both live blocks away from each other in Pacific Height.

Pelosi and her cousin Lawrence Pelosi who worked for the exclusive developer Lennar corporation as a corporate executive for development have used over $1 billion for the "clean-up" of Hunters Point shipyard and Treasure Island. She also recently announced that she has obtained another $42 million from the latest budget bill for further testing after the EPA and Navy both said that there was massive falsification of the testing by Tetra Tech.

Pelosi was also contacted by whistleblowers from Test American including Quality Assurance Manager Michael Madry who provided extensive documents to her of fraudulent testing by Test America on asbestos tests at Hunters Point shipyard and Treasure Island. She refused to investigate the massive criminal fraud against the US government and people at Hunters Point shipyard and Treasure Island.

Senator Feinstein whose husband Richard Blum who is also a UC Regent has used his money to push the development through Perini Construction is also financially connected. She was also contacted by fired OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program investigator and lawyer Darrell Whitman. He reported that he had been bullied, harrassed and fired by OSHA and Tom Perez who was head of the Department of Labor and is now chair of the Democratic Party after he reported that his boss Joshua Paul had ordered him to falsify his report on the Michael Madry OSHA complaint. He provided extensive documentation to her which she first said she would investigate but then refused to investigate the massive criminal fraud by Test America which at the time was owned by H.I.G. Capital.
§Pelosi, Newsom And Feinstein Pushed Development & Fraud At Hunters Point
by United Public Workers For Action Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
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Pelosi, Newsom and Feinstein pushed the development of Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island promising that it would be properly cleaned up. They also criminally conspired to cover-up the massive fraud and corruption as OSHA whistleblowers event went to them with evidence of illegal falsification of the testing.
§Justice At Nancy Pelosi's Mansion
by United Public Workers For Action Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
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Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi who is also the leader of the Democrats was home at her San Francisco mansion with her husband celebrating Fathers Day. The many fathers at Hunters Point shipyard who have died due to poisoning by radiation and toxin that Congresswoman Pelosi continue to say are safe. She is continuing to tell the workers an residents that Hunters Point shipyard is a safe place to work and live.
§$1 Billion On Hunters Point Shipyard Eco-Fraud
by United Public Workers For Action Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
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Over $1 billion dollars of federal funds have been expended to "clean up" the radioactive and highly toxic superfund site. The massive falsifications of the testing by Tetra Tech and Test America have exposed the criminal conspiracy to cover-up the falsification. Both Congresswoman Pelosi and Senator Feinstein were both contacted by the OSHA whistleblowers and even OSHA investigator Darrel Whitman and refused to investigate the massive fraud.
§Obstruction of Justice
by United Public Workers For Action Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
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Feinstein and Pelosi have both been involved in obstruction of justice by refusing to investigate the massive cover-up at the Hunters Point shipyard and Treasure Island. The US Congress has also refused to have any hearings about this corruption and fraud of over $1 billion of US funds. In fact the Congress voted to provide another $42 million for further "testing" of the polluted site to cover-up the previous fraudulent testing.
§Fathers Dead While Pelosi and Feinstein Celebrate Father's Day
by United Public Workers For Action Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
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Many fathers are dead from contamination at the Hunters Point shipyard and Treasure Island and Congresswoman Pelosi and Senator Feinstein were personally responsible for covering up the criminal cover-up of fraudulent testing of the highly toxic site to benefit themselves financially. They and their families plan to make billions from the development.
§Willie Brown Pushed EB5 Visas For Investment in Hunters Point
by United Public Workers For Action Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
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With the help of Congresswoman Pelosi, Willie Brown arranged to get EB5 Visas for Chinese investors to get if they coughed up $500,000 for the investment. Over $100 million was collected from Chinese investors for the Hunters Point development project.
§Feinstein and Pelosi Guilty of Fraud
by United Public Workers For Action Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
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Senator Feinstein and Congresswoman Pelosi are guilty of fraud and conspiracy to cover-up the falsified testing at both Hunters Point and Treasure Island.
§At Feinstein's Mansion On Fathers Day 2018
by United Public Workers For Action Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
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Supporters of the whistleblowers and community at Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island gathered at the mansion of Senator Diane Feinstein and her husband Richard Blum who is expecting to profit on the development of the Treasure Island condos that he is planning to build in an exclusive contract with the developer Lennar corporation.
§Gavin Newsom's Dirty Hands At Hunters Point Shipyard
by United Public Workers For Action Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
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The likely governor of California Gavin Newsom was actively engaged in pushing the development of the Hunters Point shipyard. He also allowed Department of Public Health Environmental Engineer Amy Brownell to be paid for by Lennar. She told people in the community that everything was safe and people were getting sick from being stressed out and not the toxin and radiation.
§Hunters Point Shipyard Nuclear Research Laboratory
by United Public Workers For Action Monday Jun 18th, 2018 10:06 AM
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This is the Hunters Point Nuclear Research Laboratory where animals and humans were tested at the shipyard. Thousands of animals were dumped into Hunters Point land which is still contaminated.

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by United Public Workers For Action
Tuesday Jun 19th, 2018 7:58 PM
Fired Federal OSHA/Investigator Darrell Whitman Challenges Congress and Senator Diane Feinstein To Investigate Corruption at OSHA DOL

by Darrell Whitman

Monday Jun 26th, 2017 6:08 PM
Fired Federal OSHA Whitleblower Protection Program investigator Darrell Whitman called on Congress to investigate widespread corruption in the Federal government and OSC.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017

Fired Federal OSHA WPP Investigator Darrell Whitman Challenges Congress To Investigate Wide-Spread Government Corruption
Former Federal Investigator Challenges Congress to Investigate Wide-Spread Government Corruption



DARRELL WHITMAN, Ph.D.

Oakland, CA 94611
Email: publicsafety4america(at)gmail.com

June 26, 2017

Senator Diane Feinstein One Post Street
Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104

Re: Collapse of Federal Accountability Dear Senator Feinstein,

I am authoring this open letter to you in anticipation of celebrating the anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence. As you might recall, the grievances cited as justifying the creation of our nation as a sovereign state involved abuses of power, and in particular the abuse of legal processes, by the then British government. The signers of the Declaration also noted that it was their duty to oppose these forms of tyranny to secure the right of the people to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” I have sadly concluded that 241 years after the issuing of this Declaration our own government is involved in systematic violations of law and obstructions of the legal process. The compelling evidence I offer in support of this conclusion is as follows:


On May 18, 2014, I sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez outlining a “culture of corruption” in OSHA Region IX, where I worked as a Regional Investigator for the Whistleblower Protection Program. I copied the letter to President Obama, you, Senator Barbara Boxer, Elijah Cummings, the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Darrell Issa, Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, my Congresswoman, Barbara Lee, and Elliot Lewis, Assistant Inspector General for Audit for the Office of Inspector General in the U.S. Department of Labor. The letter identified eight specific areas where Regional Administration was engaged in the systematic violation of law. None of those receiving the letter acknowledged it. But, shortly after the letter was sent, the national OSHA Directorate conducted a retaliatory investigation of me and four other attorney-investigators serving in Region IX who supported my allegations, leading to a “purge” that forced out all five of us within little more than a year.

I sent two follow-up letters to Secretary Perez during and after the conduct of this retaliatory investigation, reporting it for what it was and for serious incidents of retaliation that followed in its wake. Like my first letter, these letters were copied to the same group of political representatives and administrators. Except for your office, none of the other recipients acknowledged them.

In a letter sent by your office on September 12, 2014, acknowledging my earlier letters, you asked that I sign and return a Privacy Release Form to your aide


Carson Niello to enable you to conduct an investigation, which I did on September 15, 2014, adding a summary of events and offering to provide supporting documentation. After exchanging information with Mr. Niello, including a detailed examination of six investigation that evidenced multiple violations of law, and a copy of the disclosures I made to the Office of Special Counsel, Mr. Niello advised me that your office could not complete an investigation.

On August 11, 2014, I sent a letter to Senator Charles Grassley, who had offered himself as a champion for federal whistleblowers. I included copies of two of the letters I had sent to Secretary Perez and other federal officials during the summer of 2014, and noted: 1) after I began to report violations of law to local Region IX administrators and the national OSHA office in 2012, I was subjected to increasingly hostile disciplinary hearings and had been put under surveillance; 2) complaints from a large number of qualified whistleblower complainants about program mismanagement and abuse by OSHA administrator; 3) that after noticing Secretary Perez about my concerns, OSHA conducted a retaliatory investigation that produced retaliation by Region IX managers against investigators supporting my allegations; and, 4) the serious threats to public health and safety these violations posed. I added at the end of the letter:

This lack of competence allows cronyism and corruption to dominate management of the program, which if anyone takes a close look has already contributed to preventable deaths, injuries and property damage. To allow OSHA and it management to continue to supervise whistleblower protection is to put the nation at risk in unacceptable ways. At some point, there will be a catastrophic event that will bring all of this to light, but too late for those who become its victims. We can’t afford to put the public at risk because of soulless bureaucrats.

I never received any acknowledgement from Senator Grassley’s office of this

letter.

On September 29, 2014, I requested a copy of the report produced by OSHA’s

retaliatory investigation from Sabina Khadka, the OSHA investigators who appeared to be administratively responsible for managing the investigation. Ms. Khadka responded that the report was not yet complete. But then on December 19, 2014, I received a letter from Department of Labor Assistant Secretary and OSHA Directorate member Dorothy Dougherty, acknowledging that she had authorized a “management review” that didn’t substantiate any of my allegations. After making a FOIA request for a copy of the investigative report/management review, I was advised on January 28, 2015, by Kimberley Lacy of the OSHA Directorate my request was denied because the whole document was a protected personnel matter.

On November 3, 2014, I sent a letter to Elliot Lewis, Assistant Inspector General for Audit in the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor, who had been copied on my three earlier letters to Secretary Perez. In this letter, I noted there was substantial evidence,

. . . persons within the Office of the Secretary, OSHA and the national Office of Whistleblower Protection are acting to protect managers and promote practices that compromise the mission of the Whistleblower Protection Program. . . by systematically refusing to issue merit findings, falsifying documents, and failing to notice relevant regulatory agencies about serious health and safety violations. . . that persons within OSHA and managers within the Whistleblower Protection program are hostile to complainant whistleblowers and whistleblowers within the Agency. . . [and] local Region IX management illegally has placed employees under surveillance in an attempt to discourage reports of management wrongdoing.

I included a copy of my analysis of six cases, specifically identifying how they represented violations of law, and then requested that the OIG conduct a “credible and independent audit of these issues.” When I received no acknowledgement of my disclosure and request, I sent a follow- letter to Mr. Lewis on December 29, 2014, advising that I had been contacted my media and intended to make the issues part of a public discussion. Shortly thereafter, on January 7, 2015, I received a letter from Howard Shapiro, Counsel to the IG, saying the OIG would not conduct an investigation, based on its review of the OSHA Report concerning its 2014 “management review.”

In early January 2015, I sent copies of my analysis of six cases previously sent to the OIG, together with a summary of my efforts to obtain a credible investigation of the culture of corruption I reported to Secretary Perez, to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. I received no acknowledgement of these letters.

On January 16, 2015, I filed disclosures with the Office of Special Counsel, which included documentation of “violations of law, rules, regulations, and policy, wide- spread abuse of authority and mismanagement, and the gross waste of government funds by management in OSHA Region IX.” I also noted, “One of the core elements of my numerous complaints against OSHA management has been the falsification of Reports of Investigation that resulted in the dismissal of otherwise merit complaints. . . [and] Tragically, this increases rather than decreases, the likelihood of loss of property, health and life from knowable and preventable risks.” On January 20, 2015, I followed these disclosures with a binder containing relevant documents, noting that I had received a Notice of Proposed Removal from OSHA in February 2014 after making a series of disclosures to OSHA management about the same violations. After initially acknowledging my disclosures, the OSC suspended further contacts with me after I was fired in May 2015.

On May 5, 2015, I was terminated and removed from my position as a Regional Investigator. Later in 2015, a second attorney-investigator was also removed and a third quit after being placed on involuntary leave for more than 10 months. Two more attorney-investigators subsequently resigned in disgust. That left the OSHA Region IX Whistleblower Protection Program with no attorney-investigators, and only half its allocated staff of investigators.

On April 6. 2016, I filed a Prohibited Personnel Practices complaint with the OSC, supported by a 215-page sworn affidavit and 340 exhibits detailing more than 50 specific incidents of retaliation. At the same time, I asked for internever negotiated an extension of time to complete its investigation after the 240- day deadline for issuing a report had expired in early December 2016, and continues to be opaque about its process and intentions.

The history of my experience with federal management as a federal employee offers compelling evidence there is wide-spread disregard for law and the public interest. The violations of law are not trivial, but central to the relationship between the government and the people. The felonies of obstructing federal investigations into government corruption in my case have been compounded by felonies of obstructing and corrupting federal investigations into serious violations of federal safety, health, and financial security laws. As I pointed out in a sworn affidavit provided in January 2017 to a federal Grand Jury in San Francisco, which is investigating wide-spread and continuing consumer fraud by Wells Fargo Bank, “It might be argued that the mismanagement of these three SOX cases reflected a poorly trained and poorly supervised Program manager in Region IX. However, evidence suggests that this mismanagement was not only endorsed, but encouraged by senior OSHA and Program managers.”

Disregard for the law by federal officials is unacceptable, particularly where it creates substantial threats to the public’s safety, health, and financial security. Over the last six years, I’ve found that the culture of corruption I initially found in OSHA Region IX is wide-spread, and that senior federal administrators in OSHA, the Department of Labor, and the Office of Special Counsel believe they are immune from accountability. Sadly, I suspect that it doesn’t stop there but extends to many, if not most, federal agencies.

Faith in government among the public is near or at an all-time low. I would ask that you

return to the promise you made to me in September 2014 and ensure that complete a thorough, independent, and credible investigation of my allegations of corruption occurs.

Sincerely,
Dr. Darrell Whitman

(former) Regional Investigator, OSHA Region IX 4

CC:

Honorable Donald Trump, President of the United States

Hon. Ron Johnson, Chair
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Hon. Claire McCaskill, Ranking Member
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Hon. Thomas Carper, Member
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Hon. Steve Daines, Member
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Hon. Michael Enzi, Member
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Hon. Kamala Harris, Member
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee
by United Public Workers For Action
Tuesday Jun 19th, 2018 8:00 PM
The Office of The Honorable Nancy Pelosi 90 7th Street
Suite 2-800
San Francisco, CA 94103
Dear Representative Pelosi;
July 21, 2014
As a Whistleblower Complainant, as well as a victim, witness, or informant, I wanted to make you aware that there is legally sufficient evidence and reasonable cause to believe that my October 1, 2010 complaint did not receive appropriate adjudication under The Whistleblower Protection Program by the Supervisory Personnel in the Region IX Office, nor did it receive the attention it should have by the Department of Labor considering the nature and possible ramifications and consequences to public health and safety.
My complaint was originally categorized as “significant” by the Washington Office of the Whistleblower Investigation Program in July 2011, hower:
The Supervisory Personnel in the Region IX Office attempted to summarily dismiss my merit complaint as non-merit in June 2012 after I refused to except what I believed was less than a make whole remedy from my former employer. TestAmerica/EMLab P&K LLC.
This occurred after the Supervisory Personnel in the Region IX Office failed to demonstrate due diligence in signing off on Region IX OSHA Investigator Mr. Darrell Whiman’s merit Final Investigative Report for more than a year.
Additionally, the Supervisory Personnel in the Region IX Office then instituted an inadequate response to my grievances and requests for assistance and as a complainant, treated me as adversarial.
The Supervisory Personnel in the Region IX Office then proceeded to engage in a cover up of their abuse of discretion after I diligently complained to the Washington Office of the Whistleblower Investigation Program.
The Supervisory Personnel in the Region IX Office then proceeded to attack Region IX OSHA Investigator Darrell Whitman after he engaged in protected activity.
Although I am not one of your constituents, I needed to bring this matter to your attention because:
1. The great state of California falls within the jurisdiction of the OSHA Region IX Office.
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There is sufficient legal evidence and reasonable cause to believe that the mishandling and misadjudication of my complaint by the Supervisory personnel in the Region IX Office was not an isolated event, but part of a larger trend indicative of a much more serious problem.
My protected activity included, but was not limited to, the disclosure of data integrity issues regarding the analysis and reporting of suspected asbestos containing samples analyzed by the EMLab P&K San Bruno, EMLab P&K San Diego, EMLab P&K Orange County and EMLab P&K Irvine California Laboratories.
Asbestos poses a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of or otherwise managed and it's carcinogenic effects are well documented in the scientific literature. Exposure may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or serious irreversible or incapacitating illness because of its quantity, concentration, physical or chemical characteristics.
My former employer is recognized as the largest environmental testing laboratory in the United States.
4.
5. The actions perpetrated by the Region IX Supervisory Personnel against OSHA Region IX Investigator Mr. Darrell Whitman are intolerable and a violation of public policy.
6. There is legally sufficient evidence and reasonable cause to believe that the Department of Labor is engaging in a cover up of Mr. Whitman’s disclosures of wrongdoing as well as my disclosures.
When I complained to Ms. Laura L. Seeman, OSHA Chief of Field Operations for the Office of the Directorate of Whistleblower Programs, she did not perform an investigation into my concerns of malfeasance with regard to the misadjudication of my Whistleblower Complaint by the Supervisory Personnel in the OSHA Region IX Office. My belief is that Ms. Seeman’s objective was to protect the integrity of the Supervisory Personnel in the OSHA Region IX Office.
While Ms. Seeman may have thought that this was politically correct, she has really aided and abetted and or facilitated in a cover up of the wrongdoing by the Supervisory Personnel in that office.
I am asking that all of the Senators in Region IX request an independent Congressional Inquiry into the handling of Whistleblower Complaints by the Supervisory Personnel in the OSHA Region IX Office, as well as Ms. Seeman’s and the Department of Labor’s attempted cover up.

Sincerely.
Michael J. Madry—Complainant/Witness/Victim/Informant
mjmadry(at)earthlink.net


Fired Federal OSHA/Investigator Darrell Whitman Challenges Congress and Senator Diane Feinstein To Investigate Corruption at OSHA DOL

by Darrell Whitman

Monday Jun 26th, 2017 6:08 PM
Fired Federal OSHA Whitleblower Protection Program investigator Darrell Whitman called on Congress to investigate widespread corruption in the Federal government and OSC.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017

Fired Federal OSHA WPP Investigator Darrell Whitman Challenges Congress To Investigate Wide-Spread Government Corruption
Former Federal Investigator Challenges Congress to Investigate Wide-Spread Government Corruption



DARRELL WHITMAN, Ph.D.

Oakland, CA 94611
Email: publicsafety4america(at)gmail.com

June 26, 2017

Senator Diane Feinstein One Post Street
Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104

Re: Collapse of Federal Accountability Dear Senator Feinstein,

I am authoring this open letter to you in anticipation of celebrating the anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence. As you might recall, the grievances cited as justifying the creation of our nation as a sovereign state involved abuses of power, and in particular the abuse of legal processes, by the then British government. The signers of the Declaration also noted that it was their duty to oppose these forms of tyranny to secure the right of the people to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” I have sadly concluded that 241 years after the issuing of this Declaration our own government is involved in systematic violations of law and obstructions of the legal process. The compelling evidence I offer in support of this conclusion is as follows:


On May 18, 2014, I sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez outlining a “culture of corruption” in OSHA Region IX, where I worked as a Regional Investigator for the Whistleblower Protection Program. I copied the letter to President Obama, you, Senator Barbara Boxer, Elijah Cummings, the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Darrell Issa, Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, my Congresswoman, Barbara Lee, and Elliot Lewis, Assistant Inspector General for Audit for the Office of Inspector General in the U.S. Department of Labor. The letter identified eight specific areas where Regional Administration was engaged in the systematic violation of law. None of those receiving the letter acknowledged it. But, shortly after the letter was sent, the national OSHA Directorate conducted a retaliatory investigation of me and four other attorney-investigators serving in Region IX who supported my allegations, leading to a “purge” that forced out all five of us within little more than a year.

I sent two follow-up letters to Secretary Perez during and after the conduct of this retaliatory investigation, reporting it for what it was and for serious incidents of retaliation that followed in its wake. Like my first letter, these letters were copied to the same group of political representatives and administrators. Except for your office, none of the other recipients acknowledged them.

In a letter sent by your office on September 12, 2014, acknowledging my earlier letters, you asked that I sign and return a Privacy Release Form to your aide


Carson Niello to enable you to conduct an investigation, which I did on September 15, 2014, adding a summary of events and offering to provide supporting documentation. After exchanging information with Mr. Niello, including a detailed examination of six investigation that evidenced multiple violations of law, and a copy of the disclosures I made to the Office of Special Counsel, Mr. Niello advised me that your office could not complete an investigation.

On August 11, 2014, I sent a letter to Senator Charles Grassley, who had offered himself as a champion for federal whistleblowers. I included copies of two of the letters I had sent to Secretary Perez and other federal officials during the summer of 2014, and noted: 1) after I began to report violations of law to local Region IX administrators and the national OSHA office in 2012, I was subjected to increasingly hostile disciplinary hearings and had been put under surveillance; 2) complaints from a large number of qualified whistleblower complainants about program mismanagement and abuse by OSHA administrator; 3) that after noticing Secretary Perez about my concerns, OSHA conducted a retaliatory investigation that produced retaliation by Region IX managers against investigators supporting my allegations; and, 4) the serious threats to public health and safety these violations posed. I added at the end of the letter:

This lack of competence allows cronyism and corruption to dominate management of the program, which if anyone takes a close look has already contributed to preventable deaths, injuries and property damage. To allow OSHA and it management to continue to supervise whistleblower protection is to put the nation at risk in unacceptable ways. At some point, there will be a catastrophic event that will bring all of this to light, but too late for those who become its victims. We can’t afford to put the public at risk because of soulless bureaucrats.

I never received any acknowledgement from Senator Grassley’s office of this

letter.

On September 29, 2014, I requested a copy of the report produced by OSHA’s

retaliatory investigation from Sabina Khadka, the OSHA investigators who appeared to be administratively responsible for managing the investigation. Ms. Khadka responded that the report was not yet complete. But then on December 19, 2014, I received a letter from Department of Labor Assistant Secretary and OSHA Directorate member Dorothy Dougherty, acknowledging that she had authorized a “management review” that didn’t substantiate any of my allegations. After making a FOIA request for a copy of the investigative report/management review, I was advised on January 28, 2015, by Kimberley Lacy of the OSHA Directorate my request was denied because the whole document was a protected personnel matter.

On November 3, 2014, I sent a letter to Elliot Lewis, Assistant Inspector General for Audit in the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor, who had been copied on my three earlier letters to Secretary Perez. In this letter, I noted there was substantial evidence,

. . . persons within the Office of the Secretary, OSHA and the national Office of Whistleblower Protection are acting to protect managers and promote practices that compromise the mission of the Whistleblower Protection Program. . . by systematically refusing to issue merit findings, falsifying documents, and failing to notice relevant regulatory agencies about serious health and safety violations. . . that persons within OSHA and managers within the Whistleblower Protection program are hostile to complainant whistleblowers and whistleblowers within the Agency. . . [and] local Region IX management illegally has placed employees under surveillance in an attempt to discourage reports of management wrongdoing.

I included a copy of my analysis of six cases, specifically identifying how they represented violations of law, and then requested that the OIG conduct a “credible and independent audit of these issues.” When I received no acknowledgement of my disclosure and request, I sent a follow- letter to Mr. Lewis on December 29, 2014, advising that I had been contacted my media and intended to make the issues part of a public discussion. Shortly thereafter, on January 7, 2015, I received a letter from Howard Shapiro, Counsel to the IG, saying the OIG would not conduct an investigation, based on its review of the OSHA Report concerning its 2014 “management review.”

In early January 2015, I sent copies of my analysis of six cases previously sent to the OIG, together with a summary of my efforts to obtain a credible investigation of the culture of corruption I reported to Secretary Perez, to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. I received no acknowledgement of these letters.

On January 16, 2015, I filed disclosures with the Office of Special Counsel, which included documentation of “violations of law, rules, regulations, and policy, wide- spread abuse of authority and mismanagement, and the gross waste of government funds by management in OSHA Region IX.” I also noted, “One of the core elements of my numerous complaints against OSHA management has been the falsification of Reports of Investigation that resulted in the dismissal of otherwise merit complaints. . . [and] Tragically, this increases rather than decreases, the likelihood of loss of property, health and life from knowable and preventable risks.” On January 20, 2015, I followed these disclosures with a binder containing relevant documents, noting that I had received a Notice of Proposed Removal from OSHA in February 2014 after making a series of disclosures to OSHA management about the same violations. After initially acknowledging my disclosures, the OSC suspended further contacts with me after I was fired in May 2015.

On May 5, 2015, I was terminated and removed from my position as a Regional Investigator. Later in 2015, a second attorney-investigator was also removed and a third quit after being placed on involuntary leave for more than 10 months. Two more attorney-investigators subsequently resigned in disgust. That left the OSHA Region IX Whistleblower Protection Program with no attorney-investigators, and only half its allocated staff of investigators.

On April 6. 2016, I filed a Prohibited Personnel Practices complaint with the OSC, supported by a 215-page sworn affidavit and 340 exhibits detailing more than 50 specific incidents of retaliation. At the same time, I asked for internever negotiated an extension of time to complete its investigation after the 240- day deadline for issuing a report had expired in early December 2016, and continues to be opaque about its process and intentions.

The history of my experience with federal management as a federal employee offers compelling evidence there is wide-spread disregard for law and the public interest. The violations of law are not trivial, but central to the relationship between the government and the people. The felonies of obstructing federal investigations into government corruption in my case have been compounded by felonies of obstructing and corrupting federal investigations into serious violations of federal safety, health, and financial security laws. As I pointed out in a sworn affidavit provided in January 2017 to a federal Grand Jury in San Francisco, which is investigating wide-spread and continuing consumer fraud by Wells Fargo Bank, “It might be argued that the mismanagement of these three SOX cases reflected a poorly trained and poorly supervised Program manager in Region IX. However, evidence suggests that this mismanagement was not only endorsed, but encouraged by senior OSHA and Program managers.”

Disregard for the law by federal officials is unacceptable, particularly where it creates substantial threats to the public’s safety, health, and financial security. Over the last six years, I’ve found that the culture of corruption I initially found in OSHA Region IX is wide-spread, and that senior federal administrators in OSHA, the Department of Labor, and the Office of Special Counsel believe they are immune from accountability. Sadly, I suspect that it doesn’t stop there but extends to many, if not most, federal agencies.

Faith in government among the public is near or at an all-time low. I would ask that you

return to the promise you made to me in September 2014 and ensure that complete a thorough, independent, and credible investigation of my allegations of corruption occurs.

Sincerely,
Dr. Darrell Whitman

(former) Regional Investigator, OSHA Region IX 4

CC:

Honorable Donald Trump, President of the United States

Hon. Ron Johnson, Chair
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Hon. Claire McCaskill, Ranking Member
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Hon. Thomas Carper, Member
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Hon. Steve Daines, Member
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Hon. Michael Enzi, Member
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Hon. Kamala Harris, Member
Senate Homeland Security and Government Accountability Committee

Death & Courage At Hunters Point Shipyard: The Life of Tetra Tech Whistleblower Chris Carpenter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEBmV9_qJ9k
Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai is a long time medical doctor from Bayview-Hunters Point community who has been investigating the contamination of workers and health problems near the shipyard. Here father was also an ILWU Local 34 member and died from asbestosis. At a Workers Memorial Day in San Francisco at ILWU Local 34 on April 29, 2018, she discusses the life and struggle of Chris Carpenter who was a Tetra Tech worker who blew the whistle on the contamination that was taking place near a neighborhood school. He was attacked by a manager, fired and later got cancer from his work at the shipyard.
For further information:
The Death of Hunters Point Shipyard Worker Chris Carpenter
http://sfbayview.com/2018/04/death-and-courage-at-the-hunters-point-shipyard/

Pelosi Statement on Securing $42 Million for San Francisco Base Cleanup

Apr 25, 2018 Press Release
Contact: Taylor Griffin, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Department of Defense allocated $36 million in additional funding to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and $6 million in additional funding to Treasure Island as part of the $54 million national increase in base cleanup funding secured in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus funding bill:

“At a critical time for the Hunters Point cleanup, I am proud to have fought in the Congress to secure an additional $36 million in federal funding so that the Navy and Environmental Protection Agency have the resources they need for necessary excavation, resampling and rescanning.

“After 18 months of extensive evaluation by the Navy and EPA, San Franciscans are rightly alarmed with the massive levels of apparent manipulation and falsification of data by the contractor Tetra Tech. These actions represent a breach of the public trust, and have deep and damaging effects for the project, our community and taxpayers. The authorities must hold Tetra Tech to account, and utilize every legal avenue to prosecute criminal wrongdoing and to recover the significant cost incurred.

“For those already living on the Shipyard, it is important to remember that the Navy and EPA have confirmed that people who live on, work at and visit the Hunters Point area are safe. It is vital that federal agencies continue to be open and transparent with the public so they can thoughtfully engage this process and have their voices heard.

“As the Navy, EPA and state regulatory agencies work together to formulate a workplan for rescanning and resampling, my office and I will continue to closely monitor progress. Public health and safety must always remain our top concern, as we work to ensure the timely cleanup and transfer of parcels to San Francisco so we can generate long-awaited housing and good-paying jobs.”
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