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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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EPA Staff Levels to Hit 30 Year Low

on September 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Levels of employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to drop to levels not seen since the 1980s thanks to buyout offers and early retirements.

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IG to Look at EPA Administrator’s Travel to Oklahoma

By on August 28, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IG to Look at EPA Administrator’s Travel to Oklahoma

The EPA Inspector General announced that it is going to take a closer look at the agency administrator’s travel to his home state of Oklahoma.

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I Took EPA’s Buyout Offer; When Should I Leave?

By on August 2, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
I Took EPA’s Buyout Offer; When Should I Leave?

I took the EPA’s VERA/VSIP offer and am wondering when to set the effective date of my retirement.

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Union Exec: EPA Has Sent Over 1,000 Buyout Notices to Employees

By on July 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Union Exec: EPA Has Sent Over 1,000 Buyout Notices to Employees

The EPA has sent buyout notices to over 1,000 agency employees according to a local AFGE executive.

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EPA Officially Ends Employee Gym Membership Benefits

By on June 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Officially Ends Employee Gym Membership Benefits

The EPA has announced that it will be formally ending its fitness benefits program for agency employees.

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EPA to Offer Buyouts to Cut Staff

By on June 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA to Offer Buyouts to Cut Staff

An internal memo circulated at the EPA said the agency is offering some employees a buyout in an effort to reduce the overall size of the agency’s workforce.

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How Large Agencies Fared Under the 2018 Budget Proposal

By on May 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
How Large Agencies Fared Under the 2018 Budget Proposal

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House sets spending priorities for large federal agencies. Here is a summary for some key agencies.

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Shrinking the Workforce at EPA

Shrinking the Workforce at EPA

The workforce at EPA will be getting smaller. $12 million has been identified for early retirement and buyout payments at the agency.

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EPA Begins Website Updates to Reflect Agency’s New Direction

By on May 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
EPA Begins Website Updates to Reflect Agency’s New Direction

The EPA has begin making updates to its website to reflect the agency’s new direction under the Trump administration.

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