Examining Employee Misconduct at EPA

Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Hearing Date: May 18, 2016 9:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:

  • To examine how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) handles employee misconduct, and ways the Agency can improve its response to this ongoing problem.

BACKGROUND:

  • The EPA’s inspector general found multiple recent instances of egregious misconduct among EPA employees.
  • In many of these cases, the employee faced little or no disciplinary consequences and either still works at EPA or left the Agency on favorable terms with no loss of pay or benefits.
  • The Committee previously examined mismanagement and/or misconduct at the EPA in March 2016 (Part II and Part III), February 2016, September 2015, July 2015, and April 2015.

 

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. Stanley Meiburg Acting Deputy Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Document
Mr. Patrick Sullivan Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of Inspector General U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Document