EPA Chief assures Congress: We ‘could’ fire an employee for wrongdoing ‘a little short of’ murder

Congressman Mick Mulvaney asks Deputy EPA Administrator Stanley Meiburg, “What does it take to get fired from the EPA? What do you have to do? Do I have to kill somebody, or is it a little short of that?” Administrator Meiburg responds, “Uh, it could be a little short of that, yes.”

CONGRESSMAN MULVANEY: “Maybe my question is this. In my last minute, give me a couple of examples. What does it take to get fired from the EPA? What do you have to do? Do I have to kill somebody, or is it a little short of that?”

DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR MEIBURG: “Uh, it could be a little short of that, yes. There are cases where we’ve done terminations. In my experience I’ve done terminations, and the kinds of behaviors that are involved are pretty unpleasant and not the kinds of things you would certainly ever want an employee engaged in…”

Examining Employee Misconduct at EPA
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
May 18, 2016

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