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 whistleblower protections.
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.