U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

OIG News Release: EPA Office of Inspector General Alerts Administrator to Employees on Extended Periods of Administrative Leave

November 19, 2014

8 staff paid not to work nearly 21,000 hours cost taxpayers more than $1 million

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Inspector
General (OIG) today released an early warning report alerting EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to
the fact that employees were on extended periods of administrative leave through fiscal year 2014 –
in some cases for several years.