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EPA Employee Who Says She’s Quitting Over Trump’s Budget Is Eligible for Retirement

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt answers reporters' questions during a briefing at the White House June 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Pruitt faced a barrage of questions related to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Of course departing EPA director of Science and Technology is eligible for a pension, she’s been there for 13 years and is retiring. Sure calling it a “quit” for her reasoning, but as long as she signed the correct paperwork, she gets what the government policy says. Hell even a Senator gets a pension after 1 year in office let alone 13 years -PB/TK
EPA Employee Who Says She’s Quitting Over Trump’s Budget Is Eligible for Retirement – By Elizabeth Harrington / Aug 1, 2017
An Environmental Protection Agency employee who says she is quitting on principle over President Donald Trump’s budget is eligible for retirement.
Elizabeth Southerland, director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, was making $250,000 a year. In farewell remarks, Southerland said she was worried about government employees and environmental consultants losing their jobs.
Her protest against the budget came over two months after the budget, which is not likely to be adopted in full, was released.
“The proposed FY18 budget cuts to state, tribal, and federal environmental programs would result in thousands of jobs lost in the short term, in EPA, state and tribal governments, and the private environmental consulting firms which support those governmental agencies,” Southerland said.

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