Another day, another inquiry from Congress about the Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator, Scott Pruitt.
This time it’s Congressmen Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) asking the Office of Special Counsel to look into whether prohibited personnel practices are taking place at the agency.
The duo wrote in a letter, “At least six EPA officials…reportedly were reassigned, demoted or requested new jobs in the past year after raising management and spending concerns about Administrator Pruitt.”
The letter goes on to cite some specific alleged instances involving the employees referenced and points out that retaliation against whistleblowers is a prohibited personnel practice.
The Congressmen want OSC to conduct an investigation into the cited instances to see if a violation did in fact occur.
A copy of the letter is included below.