EPA Faces Acquisition Personnel Crunch, Report Says

Law360, New York (October 28, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT) -- A new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general is raising concerns that the environmental agency's contract and grant workforce may not be sufficient to handle the heavy workload demands placed on them by the stimulus and other federal programs.

The $7.2 billion the EPA received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has caused a backlog of general contract and grant activity agencywide, according to the report released Monday by the EPA's Office of Inspector General, which calls into question whether...
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