Good Governance

Public servants are under attack and government is failing in many of its basic functions. That is why PEER insists on high ethical standards, professionalism, accountability, and public participation in decisions that affect public health, the environment and natural resources.  We fight for the strengthening of laws affecting open records, whistleblower protections, data quality, and government oversight. We are fierce litigators of freedom of information laws and often call on Inspectors General to investigate government malfeasance.

We use all the tools available to us to help public employees right environmental wrongs and to build the foundation for lasting, positive change.

Freedom of Information Act

Open access to public records is a critical part of ensuring government is held accountable.

Federal Vacancies Reform Act

 

Administrative Rule-Making

Administrative Procedure Act is the foundatonal statute for the modern administrative state.

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The Shutdown’s Long-Term Costs

January 15, 2019 Dear PEER Members, Not only is this the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, it is also the dumbest.  Incredibly, it is already the third shutdown during the relatively short but seemingly interminable Trump tenure. With the first round of...

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