Whistleblower Protection Ombudsman
The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 (WPEA)
requires SIGTARP’s Inspector General to designate a “Whistleblower
Protection Ombudsman (WPO).” The WPO’s role
is to educate SIGTARP employees about prohibitions on retaliation for
protected disclosures and their rights and remedies against
retaliation for protected disclosures.
This page and the linked information accessible from this
page are designed to serve as an educational tool for SIGTARP employees about
The law does not permit the WPO to act as a legal
representative, agent, or advocate for SIGTARP employees. Therefore, if you have questions related to
specific circumstances and situations, it is advisable to seek assistance or
representation from outside legal counsel.
Special Inspector General Christy Romero, has
designated B. Chad Bungard, as part of his duties as the General Counsel,
to serve as the WPO for SIGTARP.