EPA Seeks Staff Volunteers to Help Disaster Recovery Efforts

Sept. 14, 2021, 7:12 PM

The EPA gave its employees on Tuesday the chance to volunteer for the federal response to Hurricane Ida and the California wildfires.

The employees would temporarily join the Department of Homeland Security’s Surge Capacity Force, “performing tasks that could be physically demanding, outdoors, and/or lasting long hours in disaster areas,” according to an internal email reviewed by Bloomberg Law.

  • DHS’ Surge Capacity Force needs 1,500 volunteers from federal agencies to work for up to 45 days, wrote Lynnann Hitchens, acting principal deputy assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Mission Support.
  • Employees must get approval from their supervisors ...

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