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Another House Committee Probes EPA Administrator’s First Class Travel

By on February 22, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Another House Committee Probes EPA Administrator’s First Class Travel

Another lawmaker is asking questions about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent first class trips.

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House Democrats Seeking Information on Pruitt’s First Class Flights

By on February 20, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Democrats Seeking Information on Pruitt’s First Class Flights

Some Democrats in the House want to know why EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been taking so many first-class flights.

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EPA Touts Success With Buyouts, Shrinking Workforce

By on January 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Touts Success With Buyouts, Shrinking Workforce

The EPA has had success with shrinking the size of its workforce, and more staff reductions are likely on the way.

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EPA Employees Leaving in Droves

on December 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Trump administration is well on its way of achieving its goal of cutting the size of the EPA's workforce by 20% according to data analyzed by the New York Times.

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Public Outcry Leads to EPA Terminating its Media Monitoring Contract

By on December 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Public Outcry Leads to EPA Terminating its Media Monitoring Contract

A backlash over a contract the EPA had with a private firm for media monitoring services has led to both parties canceling the agreement.

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Monitoring Employee Emails at EPA

on December 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Federal records show that requests were made for records of emails sent by EPA employees shortly after they spoke out against actions by the Trump administration. Employees call it a "witch hunt" but the EPA says otherwise.

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Working to Uncover Covert Activity at the EPA

By on December 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Working to Uncover Covert Activity at the EPA

A second lawsuit has been filed against the EPA seeking information about covert activity by agency employees.

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Pruitt on a Mission to Change EPA’s Culture

on November 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is on a mission to re-engineer the culture at the agency by returning power to the states and away from bureaucrats in Washington he said has led it astray.

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EPA Paid Almost $700k for Parking Spaces That Went Unused

By on November 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Paid Almost $700k for Parking Spaces That Went Unused

A recent IG report found that the EPA paid almost $700,000 for subsidized employee parking spaces that went unused over a two year period.

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GAO to Launch Probe Into EPA’s Hiring Practices

on September 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Government Accountability Office has agreed to a request from Democratic senators to open an inquiry into whether the Environmental Protection Agency circumvented the Trump administration’s own ethics rules when hiring certain agency employees.

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