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EPA Pushes Ahead to Enact Plan to Retain, Develop Skilled Staff

July 26, 2021, 10:01 AM

The EPA has put a retention plan in place to strengthen “employee engagement” and develop “clear paths to career development” as a way of preventing current staff from either leaving or retiring.

But some staffers say they haven’t seen much change yet, nearly four and a half months into Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan’s tenure.

Some of the EPA’s new measures include training for supervisors and executives about “employee engagement leading practices,” an agency spokesman said. The agency recently created tool kits for new employees and hiring managers, and will enact a 365-day “employee acclimation ...

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