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Do You Work for the Federal Government? ProPublica Wants to Hear From You.

We’re expanding our coverage of government agencies and federal policy. With your help, we can dig deeper.

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At ProPublica, we use journalism to expose abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust. Much of our reporting is fueled by the people who share their experiences, expertise and inside knowledge with us. If you’re a current or former federal government employee, your insight could make a big difference.

Decisions made in Washington can shake people’s lives across the U.S. and beyond. In the last few months, our reporting revealed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is allowing already dangerous chicken plants to accelerate operating speeds without regard to worker safety, that the IRS is more likely to audit the poorest taxpayers because doing so is cheaper and that there’s a Facebook group where Border Patrol agents joke about migrant deaths.

We know there’s a lot we have yet to uncover. That’s where you come in. If there’s something happening at your agency that you think we should look into, let us know, even if you’re not sure how big of a deal it is. If it’s making you uneasy, we want to hear about it.

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