I helped draft the legislation that became the EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT before it was introduced in 1985, I testified in Congress in support of it and the legislation became law - the EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT - in 1988. After I testified in Congress in 1985, for the next three years, until it was passed into law in 1988, I lobbied both the US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES and the US SENATE for its passage. This started out to be a great law. This legislation, in its original form, would have been a model of how to control and restrain an out-of-control deep-state government agency that was, and is still, perpetrating a fraud of massive proportions and causing untold damage to people whose only crime was applying for a job with the US Federal Government.
I said I helped drafted this legislation along with the staffs of Rep. Pat Williams (D) Montana, in the House of Representatives, and the staffs of Sen. Orin Hatch (R) Utah and Sen. Edward Kennedy on the Democrat side, but that's not entirely correct. While I did make numerous suggestions in the second section of the law regarding the use of the polygraph - and they were damn tough - but in fact they were only reasonable if the polygraph was indeed a valid scientific method of assessing credibility - which of course everyone, including the thugs and charlatans who are perpetrating this fraud know full well that it is not. I tried to tell Sen. Hatch's staff that if we allow the federal government continue using polygraph testing with no restrictions it will be a disaster - and that prophesy has been proven true. Sen. Hatch said he felt sure that the government would quit using the polygraph since I had proved it was a fraud - but his staff member said the sentence that the polygraph operators slipped in at the last minute allowing the government to continue to use the polygraph unrestricted was to prevent Pres. Reagan from vetoing it. But, since I was the only polygraph expert they had access to, I made sure that my point of view was very much in evidence. To accomplish this, I made many trips to Washington DC in the three years between1985 and 1986 - often I was so broke I had to hitchhike - but what I did during those three years seemed to make a big impact. What I did was to go from office to office with my polygraph in tow and for every house member and every senate member, or members of their staffs, that would allow me, I would demonstrate for them what a fraud it is to use the polygraph as a "lie detector" by simply demonstrating to them how to"beat" the polygraph, and allowing those who wanted to to try it themselves. This turned out to be very popular, especially with the femle member of the staffs, (they were probaly just bored - I'm sure it wasn't because they wanted me to foldel their breasts while attaching the pneumo tubes over the top of their breasts and around their waists - don't think for a minute that the thugs in the polygraph industry don't do this on a regular basis. But, I did all the demonstrations, and I promise you I did not fondle the breasts of any woman who did not what their breasts to be fondled. Ironacally, or more correctly, predictably, many years later, in about 2015 or so, the thugs and charlatans from the US Federal Government - namely federal polygraph operators Tomsheck, Schwartz and Ball - decided the only thing to do to stop me from exposing their massive evil fraud would be to throw me in prison for a couple of years and then prohibit me (for five years) from giving this little training. More about this on OPERATIONLIEBUSTERS.com) In its original form, it was a great law and it did end up giving some much needed protection to those in the private sector, but it was badly damaged by the thugs and charlatans in the Federal Government polygraph industry who were intent on keeping their evil industry intact and even more intent on being able to continue to use the polygraph to frighten and intimadate and make completely arbitrary and capricious decision based on the polygraph "chart tracings". They accomplished this by adding one sentence to the law which excluded them from being held accountable by all the provisions in the law and also excluded the government employees from all the protections it affords to those in private industry. That momentous sentence was simply this: "This law does not cover Federal, state, and local government agencies".
I have often wondered what it would take to get that one sentence deleted. It would certainly give the law the power to protect government employees and applicants that the legislators originally intended it to have. Originally, the EPPA was designed to outlaw all use of the polygraph in the private sector and only allow its use by the government for purposes of NATIONAL SECURITY. So originally, the first section of the law outlawed the use of the polygraph as a condition of employment in the private sector but allowed it for sensitive positions in the government - BUT ONLY UNDER VERY STRICT GUIDELINES as laid out in the second section of the law. Obviously the thugs and charlatans in the US GOV polygraph industry were opposed to any responsible use of the polygraph, choosing rather to continue their freewheeling use of the "lie detector" to make completely subjective, arbitrary, and capricious decisions about whether the victims of their psychological abuse were lying or truthful.
The EPPA was enacted into law by the government to protect private citizens from the fraud and abuse of polygraph "testing" in some small part because I, and others, proved the polygraph was not accurate and reliable as a "lie detector"- that it was in fact nothing more than a fraud being perpetrated by thugs and charlatans falsely claiming to be able to detect deception with a contraption such as a polygraph simply to unjustly enrich themselves. And what does the government do? Well, they exempt themselves from the law and subject their own employees to the very same abuse that they outlawed in the private sector.
In order to be fair to government employees, avoid continuing the massive waste, fraud and abuse that is now rampant in the US GOV polygraph industry and return the law to the language and intent it had originally, the congress and senate must remove that one sentence from the EPPA and allow polygraph testing only under strict guidelines, they must make the protections of EPPA available to the government employees as well as those in private industry. The polygraph industry can still keep using their precious "lie detector", and those who must submit to the "test" will be assured that, at the very least, the polygraph will be used in a much more responsible and accountable manner than it has been in the past.
All that is needed to stop the majority of the abuse is to do away with this section of the EPPA: USC 29 USC 2006 SEC 7 EXEMPTIONS (this is the section that gives government agencies - local, state and federal - exemption from the provisions, and protections, of the EPPA and allows them to use the polygraph in any manner they choose without any regulations or restrictions whatsoever on its use) and activate the provisions of and enforce the strict conditions under which polygraph examinations can be administered which are laid out in SEC 2007.