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Office of Inspector General

Report: Quick Reaction Report: EPA Should Ensure Positions Vacated Under Buyouts Are Eliminated or Properly Filled

Report #15-P-0184, July 14, 2015.

What We Found

The EPA paid staff up to $25,000 each to voluntarily separate from federal employment, but in some cases replaced them without modifying the positions. The EPA needs to improve its controls over this in light of the currently planned rapid hiring of more than 500 employees.

Report Materials​​

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