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Positive Trend for Whistleblowers

Protecting whistleblowers is at the core of PEER’s work. 

That is why we are happy to see that in the past five years, whistleblower disclosures and retaliation complaints have fallen by more than forty percent, according to recently released statistics from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) reviewed by PEER.

This decline (between Fiscal Years 2017 and 2022) comes despite an increase in the number of federal employees during the same period.

In analyzing the data, we have shared a few factors that may have contributed to this decline and caveats to the OSC data.

Despite these contributing factors, this is clearly a positive trend. Thank you for your continued support of our work representing those who become whistleblowers.

Tim Whitehouse

Join Us for A Webinar on FOIA

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Please sign up for our webinar, The Freedom of Information Act and YOU on March 13 at 1 pm EST.  Joining PEER staff will be a reporter from Pro-Publica and the Executive Director of the National Security Counselors. Read More >>

Sign our Petition: Support Reforms on Bee Killing Pesticides

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking public comments on our petition to reform how EPA reviews dangerous pesticides that are known to kill pollinators and insects. Please sign our petition to help us in this effort! Read more >>

EPA Must Act on Poisoned Farmlands

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PEER and a group of farming families in Texas plan to sue EPA within sixty days if they do not act to establish standards to protect human health and the environment from toxic PFAS chemicals in biosolids, which is wastewater sludge used as fertilizer. Read more >>

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