Here’s what you need to know about the whistleblower complaint against Eric Lander 

This article excerpt features Government Accountability Project’s whistleblower client, Rachel Wallace, and was originally published here.

Eric Lander, the prominent scientist who formerly led the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is in the news again with the release of a whistleblower complaint about his alleged conduct as the head of President Biden’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Lander resigned last month from his Cabinet-level post after Politico broke the news that an internal investigation had found credible evidence that he mistreated his staff. He said in his resignation letter, ‘I am devastated that I caused hurt to past and present colleagues by the way in which I have spoken to them. … It is clear that things I said, and the way I said them, crossed the line at times into being disrespectful and demeaning, to both men and women. That was never my intention.’

Here’s a quick rundown of the latest developments:

— The 17-page complaint was filed by the Government Accountability Project, which represents whistleblowers, on behalf of Rachel Wallace, who had served as the science office’s general counsel before being demoted, and other anonymous OSTP staffers. The complaint was submitted to the Office of Special Counsel, an independent agency that protects federal employees, as well as to House and Senate committees.”