Bloomberg Law
March 18, 2021, 7:44 PM

EPA’s Chemicals Office Pledges to Start Hiring More Staffers

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

Officials at the EPA’s chemicals office pledged on Thursday to hire more employees to help overburdened staffers with their workloads.

The promise came in response to a recent staff survey that turned up mediocre levels of employee satisfaction at the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, dating to the last year of the Trump administration.

The findings give new Environmental Protection Agency chief Michael Regan a taste of the human resource challenges his team now confronts.

Ed Messina, acting director of pesticide programs, said his “number one goal” is to hire as many full-time employees as possible to “spread ...