Government Executive

Coronavirus Roundup: Massive Telework Expansion at EPA and USAID; Trump Seeks to Reopen National Parks

by Government Executive | April 23, 2020
“The nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said on Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency’s new guidelines for those working on toxic cleanups is confusing for employees. “EPA’s translation of this CDC guidance remains somewhat opaque” on what ...

Congress Should Withhold Support for Agency Requests Until Trump Nominates Qualified Leaders, Groups Say

by Government Executive | April 14, 2020
“The Trump administration’s “fumbling response” to the outbreak is a “symptom” of the lack of presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed leaders across agencies directly involved in those efforts, groups like the Project on Government Oversight, Public Employees for ...

The National Park Service Has Not Required All Locations to Close During Coronavirus, Despite Demands

by Government Executive | April 8, 2020
“Despite calls from lawmakers, union officials and advocates, the National Park Service has not mandated that all of its locations close during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Jeff Ruch, Pacific director for the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, called NPS ...

National parks are getting “mixed messages” on coronavirus guidance

by Government Executive | March 23, 2020
“National parks are getting “mixed messages” on coronavirus guidance, the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said on Monday. Over 100 have closed, but most are still open and the Interior Department waived entrance fees to all parks. PEER said the ...

Career Employees Allege EPA Leaders Silenced Them on Key Deregulation Effort

by Government Executive | January 21, 2020
“The Environmental Protection Agency suppressed the work of its career employees and dismissed legitimate science in taking a key deregulatory action, dozens of former and current employees have alleged. The employees are asking investigators to discipline the top officials ...
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