The Interior Department said the proportion of its workforce who had experienced some sort of harassment has been cut in half in 2019 after an alarming survey of the agency’s employees two years ago.
In today’s Federal Newscast, new legislation from Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) would give agencies the authority to fire employees and contractors convicted or credibly found to have committed sexual assault while in government.
AFGE officials representing the affected employees have concerns about their lack of access to air quality records at their new workplace: the EPA’s vehicle emission testing facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to close its Las Vegas Finance Center and relocate its staff to facilities across the country.
EPA advocates say recovery efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are proof of how important it is to have a fully-funded public health agency.