If the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Civil Rights were a chunk of ground, it would be declared a disaster area.
That’s the upshot of a highly critical report on the civil rights office released last month by the Deloitte Consulting firm. It paints a picture of a woefully incompetent and dysfunctional civil rights operation, despite the good intentions of EPA’s top leadership.
Because of a “turbulent environment” at the civil rights office, “OCR seemed to lose sight of its mission and priorities,” according to the report. “It appeared to place too much emphasis on minor responsibilities, like executing heritage events, and not enough on the critical discrimination cases affecting employees and disadvantaged communities.”
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