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Scientific Integrity at EPA: Results of the 2016 EPA Employee Survey

EPA’s Scientific Integrity Policy provides both a vision and roadmap for ensuring a culture of scientific integrity at the Agency. Since the Policy’s release in 2012, the Scientific Integrity Official and Committee have established several ongoing activities to support Agency-wide implementation. One activity was an assessment of the Policy’s effectiveness. A survey was distributed to all EPA employees in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2016. This survey asked employees about their opinions and experiences related to scientific integrity. This report summarizes the results of that survey and analyzes what the results say about the successes and challenges in EPA’s efforts to nurture a culture of scientific integrity.

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