PEER Protects Public Employees
PEER counsels conscientious public employees facing career-changing moments of both crises and opportunity. We work on many fronts to protect public servants, specializing in whistleblower protections, First Amendment rights, and civil service laws. PEER plays an invaluable role in the environmental movement and in how the government operates. We aim to stop the assault on the government workforce and to give voice to the public servants who are working for transparency and accountability in government.
Across the country, those charged with protecting our environment are the victims of harassment, threats, assault, and intimidation.
NEWS FROM PEER
State Funds and Staff Used to Undermine Governor and Wolf Advocates
Combat biologists have helped ensure the success of the Endangered Species Act, working tirelessly for even the most humble creature.
Dr. Etzel Seeks Return to Helm of Office of Children’s Health Protection
Scientist Had Raised Alarms about Wildlife Disease Lab Biosecurity Breaches
Guest Contributor: John Martin – Department of Interior leadership and missions have been severely compromised and highly polarized over the past four years.
Giving political appointees the ability to easily hire and fire civil servants in policy positions put the American people at risk by politicizing the civil service.
The President’s “Schedule F” order – which is most likely illegal — is just the latest example of our political system spinning out of control.
With the White House still pushing to “reopen” at all costs, essential workers will continue to pay the highest prices in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Teachers File Complaint Charging Unsafe Conditions in Re-Opened Schools
Partying Undergrads Shun Masks and Risk Super-Spreader Events
University of Colorado Bureaucratic Infighting Disrupts Climate Research
Not passing the HEROES Act will have devastating consequences to the economy, state governments and the public sector workforce.
The advice the government gets from its formal scientific advisors should be robust and independent, and the government should rely on the expertise of those advisors.
The University of Colorado Boulder needs to ensure that special interests are not controlling climate change research conducted by university scientists.
Post-Impeachment Drive to Root out Disloyal Officials Should Be Enjoined
SES Shudders at Clueless Reorganizations and Parade of Temporary Leaders
Complaints Mount as Sagebrush Rebel Installed Over Wildlife and Parks
Prosecutions Plummet as Authorized Law Enforcement Slots Remain Unfilled
False Accusations Imperil Work of FWS Employees
Employee Group asks Congress to Hold Nomination