When a federal employee sees something wrong within their department or agency, the public would likely encourage their reporting the problem. The federal government is huge operation and with any large, multi-faceted bureaucracy, there are problems. And that is why the need arises for employees to speak out and, if necessary, become a whistleblower.
For any federal employee, the decision to become a whistleblower is difficult. When they witness wronging or inappropriate behavior, they may feel compelled to report the problem to their supervisors or managers, but what if their managers are responsible for the problem?