Whistleblower Reprisal and Management Failures at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board

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In the fall of 2012, the EPA Inspector General began investigating allegations that CSB General Counsel Richard Loeb learned the identities of several CSB whistleblowers who filed complaints with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel. On September 5, 2013, EPA Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins, Jr. sent a \342\200\234seven-day letter\342\200\235 to Congress regarding CSB\342\200\231s refusal to cooperate with his leak investigation. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform conducted ten transcribed interviews of current and former CSB employees, received several briefings, and reviewed several hundred documents produced by the EPA OIG, the OSC, and the CSB. The deficiencies uncovered during the course of the investigation and outlined in this report led the Committee to conclude that CSB is failing to fulfill its mission under Chairman Moure-Eraso\342\200\231s leadership. The committee states that it is imperative that a change in leadership take place to allow this struggling agency to regain focus on safety issues and provide necessary guidance to industry.
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House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, hearing on "Whistleblower Reprisal and Management Failures at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board," 113th Cong., H.Hrg. 113-120, (2014, June 19)
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