Government Executive

Op-Ed | The Success of Biden’s America the Beautiful Plan Hinges on Empowering Federal Employees

by Government Executive | April 6, 2022
With lofty proclamations and admirable ambition, the Biden administration set its sights on preserving 30% of American lands and waters by 2030. In order to meet the goals of its America the Beautiful plan, which is part of the worldwide “30 by 30” conservation initiative, the ...

White House Charts Course for Better Protections of Civil Servant Scientists

by Government Executive | January 12, 2022
The report did not win unanimous plaudits, however, with groups like the Union of Concerned Scientists and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility saying it was too broad and failed to detail how agencies should protect their employees or adjudicate misconduct. “This report is ...

Biden’s Leadership Vacancies at Interior Recall Trump’s Track Record

by Government Executive | December 14, 2021
Nearing the end of its first year, the Biden administration is starting down the same path as the Trump administration by letting unconfirmed lower officials manage key bureaus in the Interior Department. As under Trump, actions by these quasi-acting agency heads are now potentially  ...

A 2019 Report Found National Parks Employees Felt Abused and Harassed, but the Agency Never Released It

by Government Executive | November 16, 2021
The report came to light only after Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility disclosed it on Monday. The National Park Service subsequently distributed it to employees and posted it on its website. PEER accused NPS of seeking to bury the report, and while the agency said it has ...

Almost 150 Groups Call for Better Whistleblower Protections for Contractors, Grantees

by Government Executive | November 10, 2021
A diverse coalition of almost 150 organizations is calling on Congress to support a provision to better protect contractors and grantees who blow the whistle on mismanagement and wrongdoing. The organizations sent a letter––shared exclusively with Government Executive––to ...
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