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EPA to shutter Las Vegas Finance Center

The Environmental Protection Agency will close its second Las Vegas office next spring, affecting only a small number of employees, but it is a part of a larger effort to shutter offices and reassign employees across the country, Government Executive reports.

Sixteen employees at the Las Vegas Finance Center, which operates under the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, will have their functions absorbed by one of the agency’s three other finance locations in other cities outside of the state, and will be offered relocation expense reimbursements, the article notes, adding that the agency is also seeking the authority to offer early retirements and buyouts to eligible affected employees. 

However, the recent closure plan could put the agency at odds with congressional appropriators who placed limits on the agency’s authority to close offices, contending that the fiscal year 2019 budget bill did not provide any funds "to consolidate or close any regional offices" at EPA, according to the article.

Reader comments

Fri, Aug 9, 2019

Thank the democrats and republican elected officials for this stupidity. Schumer, AOC and Pelosi surely are not concerned. AOC is more concerned that her $170,000 year salary and benefits are not enough to compensate her for her time doing absolutely nothing.

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Agencies have opened and closed field offices for decades. More often than not people still keep their jobs. Many field offices are a product of congressional interest for their state which may or may not be of any value in the scheme of things. Many field are not warranted in light of technology being implemented.

Wed, Jul 31, 2019 Luke

Oh, that's quaint. Since when did a lack of funding prevent an agency from restructuring?

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

The funds will be derailed from Superfund clean up efforts or those aimed at protecting the quality of our air and water. What great leadership the agency has had over the years Gorsuch, LaValle, Pruitt and the latest moron Wheeler.

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Give Scotty Pruitt's protégé Wheeler the National Stooge Award. It comes with a plaque that designates him as one of the many minions that occupy political appointed positions.

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