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.

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 ...

PEERMail | Sunshine Week: Not Letting Our Guard Down

by Tim Whitehouse | March 15, 2021
The fight for government transparency is reaffirmed each year during Sunshine Week, where we stand up for our rights to government information ...

Statement | In Praise of COVID Whistleblower Rebekah Jones

by Tim Whitehouse | December 8, 2020
Rebekah Jones exposed wrongdoing and abuse of power in Florida during the COVID pandemic to save lives and make government more accountable ...

BLOG | Will Biden Pick Whistleblowers?

by Jeff Ruch | November 25, 2020
The need to employ public sector reformers has not been more acute nor has the community of reformers/whistleblowers been so large ...