Speaking Up for Science: A Guide to Whistleblowing for Federal Employees and Contractors

[Updated February 2019] Government Accountability Project’s newest resource seeks to offer information to federal employees and contractors who work in the science, environment and natural resource agencies, which have been plagued by an actively anti-science political culture openly hostile to their public missions by issuing gag orders, censoring words and information on government websites, cutting science and technology budgets, and maintaining strong ties to the industries they are charged with regulating.

In addition to a new brochure, Make a Note to the Record: How Federal Scientists Can Protect Science for the Public Good, which Government Accountability Project developed along with the Union of Concerned Scientists and other organizations to encourage federal employees to document abuses of scientific integrity, Government Accountability Project’s new resource on whistleblowing for federal employees is intended to offer support for those employees unwilling to stay silent in the face of serious abuses of public trust.

Download the Guide here.