Government Executive

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 ...

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, ...
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