EPA to hire more ethics staff in response to Pruitt investigations
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jul 05, 2018
To address the growing concern over ethics issues regarding Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, the agency is boosting its ethics staff, Government Executive reports.
According to the report, there is currently only one full-time employee on the EPA’s ethics office staff, but Kevin Minoli, deputy general counsel and designated agency ethics official plans to hire five more staff members.
The increase in staff is needed to address issues surrounding mounting reports of misconduct by Pruitt, included accepting inexpensive lodging from a lobbyist, overuse of first-class travel, and overspending on personal security, the report notes.