Andrew Wheeler

Union files grievance against EPA administrator over recap of negotiations

In today’s Federal Newscast, A union representing EPA employees has filed an unfair labor practice charge, saying Administrator Andrew Wheeler is lying…

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Even after signing a new contract, EPA and AFGE are still at odds over telework

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EPA

Union for relocated EPA employees pushes for air quality records promised at new workplace

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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, a sign on a door of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Former leaders skeptical of EPA’s ‘new direction’ for science advisory board

Several former Environmental Protection Agency administrators said flat budgets and pushback on agency scientists from political leadership have frustrated…

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Alex Acosta

Labor Dept. trying out faster way to process contractor punishments

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Labor Department will pilot a faster approach to discretionary suspension and debarment with its Inspector General and…

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Andrew Wheeler

Senate Dems unamused by proposed budget cuts, low staffing at EPA

The White House proposed a 31.2 percent cut from the EPA’s 2020 budget, including reductions in research and development funding by 45.8 percent.

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