A recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General says that a “culture of complacency” among agency management has led to ongoing employee problems such as employees watching pornography on government computers and engaging in private activities during official work time.
In another controversy involving a federal agency and Congress, a committee chairman in the House is asking questions about email from EPA’s administrator that have apparently been deleted.
House committee members are again asking EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy about the use of private alias and email accounts for official use by agency staff.
The author recounts her experience with using the government’s regulations.gov web site to submit feedback on proposed regulations.
Lawmakers are concerned that EPA senior personnel have been conducting official government business through clandestine means.
Following on the heels of similar legislation introduced in the Senate, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) has introduced legislation in the House that would ban the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from conducting aerial surveillance of farms throughout the country.
The author provides performance appraisal advice based on a document developed by the EPA for its managers.