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Hearing Hearing Date: May 18, 2016 9:00 am 2154 Rayburn HOB

Examining Employee Misconduct at EPA

Examining Employee Misconduct at EPA
May 18, 2016
9:00 am
2154 Rayburn HOB
Full Committee on Oversight and Accountability


  • 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.


  • 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: Mr. Stanley Meiburg

Acting Deputy Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Mr. Patrick Sullivan

Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of Inspector General
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency