scientific integrity

Jeff Ruch

Jeff serves as Director of Pacific PEER, headquartered in California, and was PEER’s Executive Director from 1997 to 2019. Previously, he was the Policy Director and a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project, representing whistleblowers from both the public and private sectors. Before coming to DC, Jeff worked in California state government for 17 years, mostly in the State Legislature as counsel to various committees where he drafted hundreds of laws on topics ranging from energy conservation to the rights of employed inventors. Jeff served stints as a deputy district attorney, and an appellate court clerk and is a graduate of the California Correctional Officers Academy.

COMMENTARY | Science Integrity at NOAA: Run Silent, Run Deep

by | June 27, 2024
Most agencies sent their draft scientific integrity policies out for public comment, but not the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration ...

IG Blasts EPA’s Lack of Scientific Integrity Procedures

by | June 17, 2024
Still No Rules for Addressing Political Interference Tainting Agency Science ...

Industry’s Untraceable Backchannel Into EPA

by | June 11, 2024
Erased Agency-Issued Cell Phones May Mask Improper Ex Parte Contacts ...

EPA Union Wins Stronger Scientific Integrity Safeguards

by | June 5, 2024
Political Interference with Science Now Becomes an Unfair Labor Practice ...

COMMENTARY | New Integrity Policies Exhibit Old Problems

by | May 2, 2024
Biden directed all federal agencies to strengthen their scientific integrity policies. Three years later, no new policies have been ratified ...
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