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EPA ‘Lean’ Office Chief Leaving But Contentious Efficiency Plan Continues

March 22, 2019
Serena McIlwain, director of the EPA Office of Continuous Improvement (OCI) that aims to streamline agency operations, is leaving for a state government job after less than a year in the position, but the Trump administration’s contentious plan to use “Lean” techniques and other steps to improve EPA’s operation efficiency continues. In a March 8 letter to EPA Chief of Operations and Acting Deputy Administrator Henry Darwin, McIlwain says she will depart March 30 after four and a half years...

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