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EPA, GSA want help in applying commercial standards to green purchasing

The agencies issued draft guidelines on how best to assess non-governmental environmental standards and ecolabels already in the marketplace for use in government. Comments are due in February.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 12:33pm EST

Feds expected to report Tuesday even if shutdown occurs

Federal workers will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even if the government shuts down.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 06:15pm EDT

Ex-EPA official pleads guilty to theft

Former EPA official pleads guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 by failing to show up for work

Saturday - 09/28/2013, 11:48am EDT

DHS warns contractors about shutdown consequences

EPA also issues guidance to agencies, and OPM updates the governmentwide shutdown guidance.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 07:31pm EDT

Lawmakers question officials' use of personal, secret email accounts

Current and former Obama administration officials' use of personal email addresses and secret, secondary email accounts to conduct official business came under scrutiny Tuesday at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said her use of a secret account was to do her job more efficiently.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 05:14pm EDT

EPA inspires buildings to duke it out for energy-savings supremacy

The fourth annual Energy Star National Building Competition Battle of the Buildings encourages people to use the same energy-savings strategies they use at home and apply them to where they work, play and learn.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:41pm EDT
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Ex-EPA official charged with stealing nearly $900K

John C. Beale, a former deputy assistant administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation, is charged with stealing nearly $900,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency over 13 years. A document filed by the Justice Department says Beale stole the money by collecting bonuses and extra salary.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 07:10pm EDT

EPA cancels Aug. 30 furlough day

Environmental Protection Agency employees will no longer have to take their final, mandatory furlough day.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 07:08pm EDT

Senate approves Obama-pick McCarthy to head EPA

Senate overcomes GOP objections, approves Obama-pick Gina McCarthy to head EPA

Friday - 07/19/2013, 01:56pm EDT

EPA CIO Jackson returning to private sector

Malcolm Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency's chief information officer and assistant administrator in the Office of Environmental Information, will leave government after three years.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 05:13am EDT

EPA cuts furlough hours

In the second phase of furloughs at the Environmental Protection Agency, employees are now looking at 23 furlough hours instead of 47.

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:19pm EDT

5 percent of federal workforce to be furloughed Friday

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency will all shut down Friday because of widespread employee furloughs giving feds a four-day holiday weekend. The Labor and Interior Departments also are telling employees to stay home.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:40pm EDT

EPA nominee advances without GOP support

President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has moved one step closer to getting the job, but it came without Republican support.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 02:30pm EDT

EPA, HUD search for ways to keep mid-career feds

Mid-career employees are a scarcity in government. While agencies are awash with employees at the early career stage and those with 20-plus years of federal service, there aren't enough in the middle stages, and that has federal managers worried. Agencies like EPA and HUD are taking matters into their own hands. Both are launching new efforts aimed at keeping mid-career feds from leaving government for the private sector.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 05:44am EDT
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Full-time EPA employees face 32 furlough hours

Craig E. Hooks, assistant administrator at EPA's Office of Administration and Resources, sent an email to all agency employees describing the agency's furlough plans. Full-time employees will be furloughed for 32 hours during the first phase of EPA's furlough process.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 06:23am EDT

Obama nominates next heads of EPA, Energy

President Barack Obama signaled his willingness to tackle climate change with his pick of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, one of three major appointments he announced Monday.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 03:10am EST

Obama nominates Wal-Mart's Burwell as budget chief

Obama nominates Wal-Mart's Sylvia Burwell as next budget chief in midst of fiscal battles

Monday - 03/04/2013, 03:10pm EST

Report: Flaws in EPA drilling pollution data

Report: Unreliable data could hinder EPA efforts to control pollution from natural gas boom

Friday - 02/22/2013, 02:40pm EST

Union: EPA plans agencywide furlough days under sequestration

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning at least three agencywide mandatory furlough days through the end of the fiscal year if sequestration goes into effect, according to union officials who say they were briefed on agency plans. EPA also will implement employee furloughs in two phases, according to John J. O'Grady, the president of AFGE Local 704, which covers the Chicago region.

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 05:36pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 18, 2013

Gordon Heddel of Booz Allen Hamilton talks about the challenges of creating a smarter but not bigger government. Aaron Miller of the Wilson Center discusses the hurdles awaiting new Secretary of State John Kerry. Bloomberg Government's Rob Barnett talks about President Obama's environmental policy. John Mahoney of Tully Rinckey says furloughed feds won't lose their rights.

Monday - 02/18/2013, 09:16am EST
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