Public Employees Deserve Legal Protection
PEER counsels conscientious public employees facing career-changing moments of both crises and opportunity. We work on many fronts to protect public servants, specializing in whistleblower protections, First Amendment rights, and civil service laws. PEER plays an invaluable role in the environmental movement and in how the government operates. We aim to stop the assault on the government workforce and to give voice to the public servants who are working for transparency and accountability in government.
Across the country, those charged with protecting our environment are the victims of harassment, threats, assault, and intimidation both in the field and in the office.
NEWS FROM PEER
Survey Reflects High Professional and Emotional Toll Throughout the Agency
Even though Dr. Carpenter’s case has been resolved, we hope the University at Albany will address the broader academic freedom issues that this case has opened
Third party review will help prevent future scientific scandals at the U.S. Geological Survey by providing a safe channel for USGS scientists to report problems without fear of reprisal.
The EPA keeps paying lip service to scientific integrity but reality, and the experiences of scientists at EPA, is a completely different story.
Scientist Feedback Scathing, Not Shared with Staff
Whistleblower case highlights the Biden administration failing to protect employees who stood up to the excesses of the Trump presidency.
The issues with Dr. Lander’s tenure in the White House are a symptom of a large problem with scientific integrity and research in federal government.
The National Park Service is suffering from a staffing crisis, bold action is needed to address climate, conservation and maintenance goals.
Park Service employees deserve work environments that are respectful, inclusive, and safe. Their voices should be heard.
Elaborate Employee Outreach Effort Completed in 2018 but Not Distributed
Assessments and Comments Routinely Overwritten, Obliterating Drafts
Bans on Internal Communication Undercut Scientific Quality and Integrity
Great.com interviews Jeff Ruch, Pacific PEER Director, about Protecting Workers Engaged In Protecting The Environment
State Funds and Staff Used to Undermine Governor and Wolf Advocates
Combat biologists have helped ensure the success of the Endangered Species Act, working tirelessly for even the most humble creature.
Dr. Etzel Seeks Return to Helm of Office of Children’s Health Protection
Scientist Had Raised Alarms about Wildlife Disease Lab Biosecurity Breaches
Guest Contributor: John Martin – Department of Interior leadership and missions have been severely compromised and highly polarized over the past four years.
Giving political appointees the ability to easily hire and fire civil servants in policy positions put the American people at risk by politicizing the civil service.
The President’s “Schedule F” order – which is most likely illegal — is just the latest example of our political system spinning out of control.