Landmark Bush Visit To EPA Seen Further Deflating Staff Morale

May 26, 2005
President Bush's visit to EPA headquarters this week to witness Administrator Stephen Johnson's swearing in -- the first time the president has visited the agency -- has further undermined sagging staff morale, agency sources say, despite claims by administration supporters that the landmark visit was a boost to the agency. Deflated employee morale is raising enough concern among agency staff that some are withholding recommendations on enforcement actions, controversial policy decisions and innovative initiatives from senior managers, one key source...

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