OCSPP ‘Climate’ Survey Shows Deep Tensions In New Chemicals Office

January 20, 2022
A consultant-led survey of employees at EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) shows low morale and interoffice tension driven in part by continuing divisions over some staffers’ claims of science integrity violations in TSCA new-chemicals reviews, including claims of “harassment” and “public humiliation.” EPA on Jan. 19 released summarized results from a “climate assessment” of working conditions and morale at OCSPP’s new chemicals division (NCD), based on findings from anonymized surveys and interviews of 29 employees in...

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