Government Executive

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 ...

Interior Employees Impacted by Trump’s Relocations Rejoice as Biden Moves Agency Headquarters Back to D.C.

by Government Executive | September 20, 2021
“The Bureau of Land Management is once again relocating its headquarters, this time moving it back to Washington, D.C., in a reversal of a controversial decision by the Trump administration. Tim Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said ...

EPA Asked to Stop Barring Employees From Sharing Scientific Findings With Each Other

by Government Executive | August 10, 2021
“Managers at EPA began instituting the policy in early 2020, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which wrote to the agency asking for its revocation. The ban affects the New Chemicals Division in EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, ...

EPA Directs Employees Not to Talk to the Press

by Government Executive | July 8, 2021
“The Environmental Protection Agency is reminding employees not to engage with members of the media, sending a memorandum this week instructing them to deflect any press inquiries. Tim Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which made the ...

Panel Meets to Unearth Meddling in Federal Scientists’ Work, Contemplate How to Avoid Future Interference

by Government Executive | May 14, 2021
“The White House on Friday held its first task force meeting to develop strategies for empowering career federal scientists, including through identifying incidents of interference in previous administrations. Tim Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental ...