EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has been pushing to dismantle the agency, has repeatedly claimed that the agency has the “largest workforce” in the country.
However, he has been unable to get the EPA to admit that its workforce has been shrinking, as required under federal law.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the EPA has a workforce of 8,921 employees and counting.
That means the agency’s workforce is shrinking every day.
And that’s just the EPA.
The EPA also says its workforce grew by 3,000 people last year.EPA Administrator Scott Perry is the only one of the seven agency heads who was able to claim that the workforce was increasing last year, and he’s been able to keep his job.
And in recent months, Perry has been trying to get EPA workers to admit this fact.
Last month, he went on a radio show to try to drum up support for his efforts to gut the EPA workforce.
In the radio interview, Perry called the EPA “the most vulnerable in the United States,” and he cited the agency as the one state that is “fiscally sound and employs people in good jobs.”
However, Perry did not acknowledge that the EPA is struggling to keep its workforce in good shape.
In fact, Perry said on a recent radio show, “I know, I’m not the only governor out there, I know that in Connecticut, that we have a really good workforce.”
But the EPA isn’t the only state with a workforce problem.
In Wisconsin, EPA employees are being asked to train their replacements, and EPA workers are working longer hours.
EPA employees in Iowa are working more hours than their counterparts in California.
In Ohio, EPA workers in the state are working 16 hours a day, and state workers are being told that they are supposed to be working 12 hours.