EPA IG Says Chief of Staff Approved Controversial Pay Raises

A new IG report shows that the EPA’s Chief of Staff signed off on the controversial pay raises for two of Scott Pruitt’s closest aides.

A new report from the EPA Inspector General’s office says that the agency’s Chief of Staff signed off on the pay raises that recently created controversy for its administrator.

A report from The Atlantic said that the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt, bypassed the White House to give large pay increases to two of his closest aides, Sarah Greenwalt and Millan Hupp.

Those pay increases were reported to be from $107,435 to $164,200 for Greenwalt (a 53% increase) and from $86,460 to $114,590 for Hupp (a 33% increase).

Pruitt, however, denied knowing about the raises and said in an interview shortly after the story broke that he “corrected the action” as soon as he learned about it.

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