EPA employees voice concerns about low pay, understaffing, burnout

Amid rising workloads and understaffing, employees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urged senior leaders and Congress to make some significant changes for the agency’s workforce. In light of growing workforce challenges, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the federal union representing more than 7,700 EPA employees under AFGE Council 238, held a rally outside the agency’s D.C. headquarters. “We are facing a staffing crisis,” AFGE Council 238 President Marie Owens Powell told Federal News Network at the Feb. 15 rally.
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