On July 25, 2017, the SEC announced that it had awarded $2.5 million to a government worker who uncovered and reported misconduct at a company.  See SEC Order Determining Whistleblower Award Claim, Exchange Act Release No. 81,200, File No. 2017-12 (July 25, 2017).  The SEC did not release the name of the investigated company, or what percentage of the final recovery was awarded to the tipster.  The agency that employs the whistleblower is not named; law enforcement agency employees are not eligible for whistleblower awards, but this awardee worked outside of his agency’s sub-group that was responsible for law enforcement functions.