Whistleblower Access and Assistance Program
The Public Authorities Reform Act requires state and local public authorities to establish a policy governing the protection of whistleblowers. To assist the authorities, the ABO and the Attorney General’s Office have developed a model whistleblower policy. It is expected by the ABO that each authority will adopt the model or a variation in order to operate in compliance with the law. It is likely that the ABO’s compliance audits will, among other areas, look to see if such a policy has been implemented and is being adhered to.