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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fwd: Gina McCarthy: Corruption Fighter?

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From: <nofearcoalition@aol.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 4:42 PM
Subject: Gina McCarthy: Corruption Fighter?
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The No FEAR Coalition
March 5, 13
Gina McCarthy: "EPA Employees Fight Corruption at the Agency –
 Will you Stand with Us?
The new EPA Administrator will not only have to focus on climate change and the toxicity of our air and water, but also highly public trials that are scheduled within months of her assumed-confirmation that will expose the inner-workings of corruption at the EPA that includes the retaliation against employees requesting reasonable accommodation and for whistle blowing.
Two EPA employees, Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo and Susan Morris, will be taking EPA back to court to expose its treatment of whistleblowers and its impact on public health and civil rights.  Senior former and current officials within EPA, such as Ray Spears, former Deputy Chief of Staff, Rafael DeLeon, former Civil Rights and Human Resources Director, and Karen Higginbotham, former Civil Rights Director, along with three previous  EPA Administrators, are being l, either brought out of retirement to be deposed or brought to trial for the two District Court  cases that will break open the toxic level of wrongdoing and corruption in the Agency.  
The cases, scheduled for trial in the spring, show how EPA senior officials in key positions use their authority to go after employees who raise prohibited personnel practices.  Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo won a significant jury award in her case against EPA a decade ago that resulted in the passage of the 2002 No FEAR Act by Congress.  She returned to the agency only to have more retaliation occur and later was transferred to the office of Ray Spears, former Chief of Staff, reporting to Rafael DeLeon, a personal friend of Spears, who had just been removed from his position as the Director of Human Resources.
The trio (Spears, DeLeon and Higginbotham) were also involved in complaints of discrimination and retaliation filed by the former Assistant Director in the Office of Civil Rights,  Susan Morris. Morris filed a whistle blowing complaint with the Office of Special Counsel, who wrote to former Administrator Lisa Jasckon stating that their investigation uncovered that Morris was retaliated against for exposing the fact that Ms. Higginbotham refused to submit mandatory affirmative employment reports to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for Congress.   OSC recommended that Ms. Morris be returned to EPA and her position in Civil Rights, with all benefits that would have accrued had she not been retaliated against.  EPA defied the ruling by EEOC thereby showing complete disdain for that organization.

Find me at about.me/marshacolemanadebayo,
Author, No FEAR: A Whistleblower's Triumph over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA - www.amazon.com
To view a recent interview of Dr. Coleman-Adebayo on EPA whistleblower retaliation click on: 

Find me at about.me/marshacolemanadebayo,
Author, No FEAR: A Whistleblower's Triumph over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA - www.amazon.com