Whistleblowers

The Government Contractor Accountability Project is committed to holding government contractors like MAXIMUS accountable for violations of the law that harm employees, taxpayers, or Americans who rely on public programs and services. This includes ensuring that MAXIMUS employees performing essential services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic have safe working conditions, and that the company’s conduct during the crisis does not put the public at risk.

Whistleblowers who bring forward evidence of such conduct play a vital role in protecting the public interest.

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Resources for Whistleblowers

False Claims Act

The False Claims Act is a federal law that requires payment to whistleblowers of between 15 and 30 percent of the government’s monetary sanctions collected if they assist with prosecution of fraud in connection with government contracting and other government programs.

Learn more about the False Claims Act: https://www.whistleblowers.org/faq/false-claims-act-qui-tam/

SEC Office of the Whistleblower

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of the Whistleblower was created by Congress to provide monetary incentives for individuals to come forward and report possible violations of the federal securities laws to the SEC.

Learn more about the SEC Office of the Whistleblower: http://www.sec.gov/whistleblower

General Whisteblower Information

For more information about the rights of and protections for whisteblowers, visit the National Whistleblower Center: www.whistleblowers.org