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- MANY AT EPA TAKE BUYOUTS OR EARLY RETIREMENTS - September 11, 2017
Hundreds at EPA Reportedly Take Buyouts or Early Retirement
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
The Environmental Protection Agency reportedly will have shed more than 400 employees by the end of September as a result of the department’s buyout and early retirement effort.
But that number is still far below the goals set by Administrator Scott Pruitt in July. EPA said at the time it would accept a maximum of 1,228 applications through the Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment and Voluntary Early Retirement Authority programs. The agency in May set aside $12 million to pay for the incentives, which max out at $25,000 depending on an employee’s tenure and salary.
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