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March 10, 2010 (603) 271 – 2675
Senator Carson Applauds Passage of Whistleblower Protection
Concord, NH – Today, the Senate unanimously passed SB 358, providing whistleblower protection and waste prevention in state government.
“It is important that our state workers have a layer of protection and will not be targeted if complaints in the workplace need to be filed,” said the bill’s prime sponsor, Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry). She continued, “At a time of revenue shortfalls and budget deficits, it’s important that we look to those who know state government best to find ways of making government more efficient.”
Senator Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) offered the legislation to provide incentives for those who operate within state government to make efficiency recommendations. Bonuses will now be provided to employees whose suggestions’ save the state money. The legislation also allows state employees to file complaints confidentially.