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108 STAT. 3364 PUBLIC LAW 103-355—OCT. 13, 1994 SEC. 6003. REPEAL OF EXECUTED REQUIREMENT FOR STUDY AND REPORT. Section 17 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 415) is repealed. SEC. 6004. INTERESTS OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. Section 3741 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 22) is amended to read as follows: "No member of Congress hall be admitted to any share or part of any contract or agreement made, entered into, or accepted by or on behalf of the United States, or to any benefit to arise thereupon.". SEC. 6005. WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR CONTRACTOR EM- PLOYEES OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COAST GUARD, AND NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRA- TION. (a) WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTIONS FOR CONTRACTOR EMPLOY- EES.— {Section 2409 of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

    • §2409. Contractor employees: protection from reprisal for

disclosure of certain information "(a) PROHIBITION OF REPRISALS. — An employee of a contractor may not be discharged, demoted, or otherwise discriminated against as a reprisal for disclosing to a Member of Congress or an authorized official of an agency or the Department of Justice information relating to a substantial violation of law related to a contract (including the competition for or negotiation of a contract). "(b) INVESTIGATION OF CoMPLAiNTS.^A person who believes that the person has been subjected to a reprisal prohibited by subsection (a) may submit a complaint to the Inspector General of an agency. Unless the Inspector CJeneral determines that the complaint is frivolous, the Inspector General shall investigate the complaint and, upon completion of such investigation, submit a report c f the findings of the investigation to the person, the contractor concorned, and the head of the agency. "(c) REMEDY AND ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY. — (1) If the head of the agency determines that a contractor has subjected a person to a reprisal prohibited by subsection (a), the head of the agency may take one or more of the following actions: "(A) Order the contractor to take affirmative action to abate the reprisal. "(B) Order the contractor to reinstate the person to the position that the person held before the reprisal, together with the compensation (including back pay), employment benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment that would apply to the person in that position if the reprisal had not been taken. "(C) Order the contractor to pay the complaineint an amount equal to the aggregate amount of all costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees and expert witnesses' fees) that were reasonably incurred by the complainant for, or in connection with, bringing the complaint regarding the reprisal, as determined by the head of the agency. "(2) Whenever a person fails to comply with an order issued under paragraph (1), the head of the agency shall file an action