Government Executive

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 ...

Group Says Biden Administration Is Firing a Whistleblower Using Revoked Trump Rules

by Government Executive | March 16, 2021
“An employee advocacy group is accusing the Biden administration of failing to follow through on its promise to reverse a Trump-era initiative aimed at making it easier to fire federal workers, instead using the nullified policy to dismiss a whistleblower. Walter Loewen, a planning ...

Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Protect Employees Who Blow the Whistle on COVID Funds Misuse

by Government Executive | February 5, 2021
“House and Senate Democrats reintroduced legislation on Thursday to bolster whistleblower protections for employees of business and entities that received federal coronavirus relief funds. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACORN 8 (a watchdog organization), Government ...

Labor and Environmental Groups Optimistic Biden’s EPA Pick Can Rebuild Trust

by Government Executive | February 4, 2021
“Environmental groups and the largest union representing Environmental Protection Agency employees expressed optimism following a confirmation hearing Wednesday that President Biden’s pick to lead the EPA will bring back scientific integrity and trust at the agency. If confirmed, ...

Viewpoint: EPA Needs to Return to Its Public Health Roots

by Government Executive | January 20, 2021
Reprinted with permission from Government Executive “The Environmental Protection Agency celebrated its 50th birthday last month. While most people at 50 are at their prime, this is not the case for EPA, now greatly weakened after four years in the bulls-eye of the Trump ...