Take a look at Daniels v. Merit Systems Protection Board (9th Cir. August 9, 2016). Daniels is a Social Security employee who claims to have been a whistleblower. You can call him what you want. I'd call him an out of bounds, out of control Social Security employee who deserves worse punishment than he got. It worries me that someone like this rose to a position like Hearing Office Director or Supervisory Attorney Advisor. His exact title was unclear to the Court.