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Documents Provide Insight Into the EPA’s $43,000 Phone Booth

on April 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Documents Provide Insight Into the EPA’s $43,000 Phone Booth Documents obtained by CBS News offer a more detailed view into how the controversial $43,000 phone booth for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt came to be. One person said the project "appears to be taking on a life of its own," while another commented "It is a legal purchase but will be scrutinized."

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EPA IG Says Chief of Staff Approved Controversial Pay Raises

By on April 17, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
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.

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GAO: EPA Broke Law When Installing Soundproof Phone Booth

By on April 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: EPA Broke Law When Installing Soundproof Phone Booth

The GAO said that the EPA violated the Antideficiency Act when spent $43,000 for a soundproof phone booth in the administrator’s office.

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IG Report: No Record Retention Violations Revealed at EPA

By on April 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
IG Report: No Record Retention Violations Revealed at EPA

An IG investigation at EPA found more than 96 pages of unapproved apps on agency phones but no evidence of purposely circumventing federal record retention rules.

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Is Leadership at EPA ‘Coming Apart at the Seams?’

By on April 6, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Is Leadership at EPA ‘Coming Apart at the Seams?’

One Congressman is apparently fed up with reports about the EPA administrator and wants to hold a hearing to listen to his sworn testimony on recent allegations.

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Recent Controversies Weigh on EPA Administrator

By on April 4, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Recent Controversies Weigh on EPA Administrator

A series of recent controversies have generated negative publicity for EPA’s administrator. He is now responding publicly to his critics.

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House Democrats Want Hearing on Cabinet Members’ Flight Costs

By on April 3, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
House Democrats Want Hearing on Cabinet Members’ Flight Costs

Two Congressmen want a formal hearing into excessive travel spending by Trump administration cabinet officials.

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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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