whistleblower protection

Jeff Ruch

Jeff Ruch was the Executive Director of PEER from 1997-2019 and now serves as Director of Pacific PEER, headquartered in California. Prior to that Jeff was the Policy Director and a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project representing whistleblowers from both the public and private sector. 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 literally hundreds of laws on topics ranging from energy conservation to the rights of employed inventors. Jeff served stints as a deputy district attorney, an appellate court clerk and is a graduate of the California Correctional Officers Academy.

BLOG | Protecting Democracy Means Protecting Whistleblowers

by Kevin Bell | September 21, 2021
The Protecting Our Democracy Act would provide critical checks on democracy and enhanced protection for government whistleblowers ...

Letter to Scientific Integrity Task Force – 06-14-2021 (PDF) 

by Susan Sargent | June 14, 2021
DESCRIPTION: Letter to the Scientific Integrity Task Force regarding scientific integrity within the Administration and protection of whistleblowers TO: Scientific Integrity Task Force FROM: PEER DATE: June 14, 2021 TAGS: Scientific Integrity, EPA, Whistleblowers, Biden Administration ...

Whistleblower Protections in Environmental Statutes

by Susan Sargent | May 1, 2021
The Department of Labor (DOL) administers whistleblower provisions in over 20 different statutes relevant to the environment, workplace safety, airlines, commercial motor carriers, consumer products, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, ...

Statement | Earth Day 2021: Celebrating Environmental Whistleblowers

by Tim Whitehouse | April 22, 2021
PEER recognizes whistleblowers as critical resources in environmental, public health, and public lands management. Earth Day 2021 ...

PEERMail | Something Extraordinary – A Whistleblower Wins

by Jeff Ruch | April 15, 2021
After years of legal wrangling with the USGS and the Merit Systems Protection Board, a career microbiologist turned whislteblower is reinstated ...