Bloomberg Law
March 2, 2020, 1:51 PMUpdated: March 2, 2020, 4:57 PM

EPA Leaders Tout Workflow Improvements That Employees Hate (2)

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

Political leaders at the EPA are touting a management system aimed at making the agency faster and more efficient, even as the number of EPA employees is dwindling.

But rank and file employees at the Environmental Protection Agency have pushed back against the claims, arguing that the system implemented under the Trump administration is largely a waste of time and doesn’t focus on the agency’s core goals of protecting the environment and human health.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler trumpeted the system known as the EPA Lean Management System (ELMS) during a congressional hearing last week, saying over half the agency ...

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