PRESS RELEASE

BLM Whistleblower Reinstated

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For Immediate Release: Oct 21, 2019
Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337

Courthouse Steps Agreement Means Monday MSPB Hearing Is Cancelled

Washington, DC — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has restored Craig Hoover, a 20-year veteran Range Management Specialist. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) represented him in this matter.

A resolution has been reached by which Mr. Hoover, who was previously based in the BLM Ely, Nevada, office has been reinstated to a new position in the Elko Field Office, also in Nevada. This agreement brings to a conclusion Craig Hoover’s appeal before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the federal civil service court, and completely resolves the personnel dispute that occasioned a hearing.

As a result of this settlement, the appeal hearing that was scheduled for October 21 and 22 before Judge Franklin Kang of the MSPB in Oakland, CA, Docket Number SF-0752-19-0448-I-1, will not take place.

“PEER has been honored to represent Craig Hoover,” stated PEER Senior Counsel Peter Jenkins. “PEER stands ready to defend public servants who seek to truly serve the public and protect our environment.”

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See background on the Hoover case

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