Whistleblower Protections (Annual Employee Notification)

Understand federal whistleblower rights and protections, mandatory employee notifications, and legal compliance for government contractors. This 20-minute course covers employee rights, necessary notifications, and documentation requirements to ensure they understand their protections and how to report any concerns related to government contracts and grants.


This course is available for purchase as an individual module or as part of the Human Resources Course Package.

Course Overview

The public law at 10 USC 4701 and 41 USC 4712 requires contractors with federal government contracts and grants to notify their employees, at least annually, of their protection under the law. Employees have the right to report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse impacting the government contracts and grants they work on for the government. The law also protects employees from inappropriate employment actions by the employer resulting from such a report. Contracting officers are expected to confirm the contractor has made the required notification and, in some cases, has also required supporting documentation.

Course Objectives

  • Explain employee whistleblower rights and protections
  • Outline the laws and contract clauses implementing the law
  • Walkthrough the specific parts of the law
  • Document employee notification and understanding of the law

Course Run Time

  • 20 minutes

CPE Credit

  • CPE is not offered for this LMS training course module or the LMS training course package.
  • CPE credit is available using other training methods (Custom Training, In Person Training (Group), In Person Training (Individual), Live Webinar Training).

Additional information


CPE Available, CPE Not Available

Training Methods Available

Custom Training Available, In Person Training (Group), In Person Training (Individual), Live Webinar Training, LMS Course Package, LMS Individual Course