Monday, July 17, 2017

EPA Buyouts:  A Breakdown by Office

U.S. EPA headquarters in Washington. (Credit: Natural Resources Defense Council/Flickr) Click to Enlarge.
The pending buyouts for U.S. EPA employees could mean an exodus from the agency's scientific research shop.

An email from the National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 280 to its members at EPA, obtained by E&E News, detailed the breakdown of expected buyout offers for each program and regional office.  Altogether, EPA plans to offer to buy out 1,227 positions, with 655 of those offers going to positions within agency headquarters.

EPA's Office of Research and Development — the agency's science arm — will receive the highest number of potential buyouts, at 183.

The Office of Administration and Resource Management will be offered up to 98 buyouts, while the Office of Land and Emergency Management will receive up to 94.

In EPA's regional offices, the Philadelphia-based Region 3 office is eligible for 159 buyouts — the most among the regional offices.  The Dallas-based Region 6 shop could see 147 employees take the offer.

Employees who take the early retirements or buyouts will have to leave the agency by Sept. 2, according to a Wednesday internal memo from Sarah Dunham, acting assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, to her staff that was obtained by E&E News.

Read more at EPA  Buyouts:  A Breakdown by Office

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