Government Executive

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 ...

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, ...
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