In an effort to provide greater clarity on the diverse nature of federal safety and employee protection programs, the Department of Energy (DOE) has compiled the following list of existing authorities that directly pertain to DOE employees and DOE contractors. These laws prescribe the appropriate protections and guidelines for employees raising protected concerns. The Department is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and transparent work environment through raising greater awareness of the existing employee protection programs. The following includes a summarization of existing protections as well as a link to the full text of each statutory and regulatory authority.

Other Statutory Authorities

DOE also recognizes the following other statutory authorities that provide similar whistle blower protection programs.

  • Clean Air Act
  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Surface Transportation Assistance Act
  • Toxic Substances Control Act
  • Water Pollution Act
  • Solid Waste Disposal Act
  • Comprehensive Environmental, Response Compensation, and Liability Act