White House Charts Course for Better Protections of Civil Servant Scientists

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The report did not win unanimous plaudits, however, with groups like the Union of Concerned Scientists and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility saying it was too broad and failed to detail how agencies should protect their employees or adjudicate misconduct.

“This report is underwhelming,” said Tim Whitehouse, PEER’s executive director. “The report lacks specificity, all but ensuring the Biden administration will fall short on its effort to strengthen federal scientific integrity policies.”

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