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Title: DRAIN THE SWAMP: EPA SHED 1,200 JOBS IN TRUMP’S FIRST YEAR AND A HALF
Source: Daily Caller
URL Source: http://dailycaller.com/2018/09/09/epa-sheds-jobs-wheeler-trump/
Published: Sep 10, 2018
Author: Evie Fordham
Post Date: 2018-09-10 07:32:25 by IbJensen
Keywords: None
Views: 179
Comments: 2

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shed approximately 1,200 jobs as roughly 1,600 employees departed and fewer than 400 new employees were hired during President Donald Trump’s first year and a half in office.

Departing employees included “at least 260 scientists, 185 ‘environmental protection specialists’ and 106 engineers,” according to the Washington Post.

The EPA’s workforce is now down 8 percent to a size it has not been since former president Ronald Reagan was in office, reported the WaPo.

“With nearly half of our employees eligible to retire in the next five years, my priority is recruiting and maintaining the right staff, the right people for our mission, rather than total full-time employees,” EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement according to the WaPo.

Nearly 25 percent of the EPA’s 13,758 employees are eligible for retirement, reported the WaPo. Many employees have accepted buyouts, especially in 2017.

At its most bloated, the EPA had more than 18,000 employees, reported the WaPo.

Some longtime EPA employees are leaving after working under both Republican and Democratic administrations.

“I felt it was time to leave given the irresponsible, ongoing diminishment of agency resources, which has recklessly endangered our ability to execute our responsibilities as public servants,” scientist Ann Williamson told the WaPo. (RELATED: Trump’s EPA Is About To Do The Unthinkable — Limit Its Own Power)

Williamson left the EPA in March after working for the agency for 33 years, according to the WaPo.


Poster Comment:

EPA, like the passenger pigeon, may become extinct. Now get busy on the DOE and HUD.

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#1. To: IbJensen (#0)

Shhhhh!

You are going to disturb the drones if you keep this up.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2018-09-10   9:24:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: sneakypete (#1)

Shhhhh!

You are going to disturb the drones if you keep this up.

No they stay away from threads like this so they can pretend they no nothing about it, that way they can start a thread saying Trump fired "EVERYBODY" at the EPA and say he is going to kill the planet.

Vegetarians eat vegetables. Beware of humanitarians!

CZ82  posted on  2018-09-13   18:35:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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