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Whistleblowers is presented in coordination with Marcel Reid and the Whistleblowers Summit July 27-29, 2016 in Washington D.C.
Tanya Ward Jordan, a native Washingtonian, began a civil service career in 1978. After serving with U.S. Department of Treasury, she worked for the U.S. Department of Interior, the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Her encounters with inequity as a federal employee spurred her volunteerism to help others treated unfairly in the workplace.
In 2007, Ms. Ward Jordan provided testimony and assisted in convening the first Whistleblower Week in Washington. In 2009, Ms. Ward Jordan settled an employment complaint after a decade of litigation against the U.S. Department of Commerce. She is the founder of The Coalition For Change, Inc., (C4C), a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that serves as a self-help support network for present and former Federal employees challenging racism by federal government officials. The group promotes racial equality and exposes retaliation in government that jeopardizes the lives of U.S. citizens.
Ms. Jordan is the author of The Personnel Demonstration Project–the New Spoils System (1999); Breaking the Invisible Chains: (2001); Obstacle 1: The Denial of A Reality (2013) and many OpEd articles She received a “No FEAR” Award from Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner for her input into Public Law 107–174, known as “Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act 0f 2002, which was the first United States civil rights law of the 21st Century. In February 2014, she received the Fannie Lou Hammer — Civil Rights Activists of the Year Award from the African American Voice Newspaper.