The following resources are intended to help government employees make informed decisions when confronting difficult workplace situations and contain some of the tools that PEER uses to help protect public employees. Since our founding in 1992, PEER has used these tools and resources to help thousands of federal, state, local and tribal employees protect the environment and to make government more accountable to the public.
This survival guide, created in partnership with the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and the Government Accountability Project (GAP), is intended to help and empower conscientious government employees when they encounter wrongdoing in the workplace.
Whistleblower Protection Act
Equal Employment Opportunity
Freedom of Information Act
Merit Systems Protection Board
Office of Special Counsel
Freedom of Speech
False Claims Act
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