Host Mike Causey will talk professional liability insurance with attorneys John P. Mahoney and David Cavanaugh. Later Andy Medici will discuss potential buyouts at the Social Security Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. February 5, 2014
The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. As a senior scientist in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Watershed Branch, Doug Norton has led projects to protect the nation’s waterways for more than two decades. His colleagues call him a can-do person who uses the latest technology to communicate with environmental officials and the public. Now, he is a finalist in the citizen services category of the 2014 Sammies awards. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the importance of the public understanding the local waterways. Read a related story.
The House Appropriations Committee dealt a significant budget blow to the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday as lawmakers debated the agency’s role in the water crisis surrounding Flint, Michigan.
Environmental Protection Agency ethics officials are reminding employees of the ethical guidelines they must follow if they’re speaking or acting in their capacity as an EPA employee. These ethics rules haven’t changed in the new administration, the EPA Office of General Counsel said.
John O’Grady, president of AFGE Council 238, which specifically represents EPA employees, says cutting the agency’s budget by one-third will impact federal, state, and local levels of public health, not to mention hurt employee morale.
The EPA’s watchdog says it missed the mark on some of the goals of an early retirement and buyout campaign.
A new bill from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) would make agencies’ task forces and de-regulatory efforts permanent.
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The Environmental Protection Agency may offer more buyouts and early retirements to its workforce later this year, once Congress approves a federal spending plan.
A U.S. Interior Department official has blasted the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks