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Half of EPA office´s passports
are missing, IG finds

Washington Examiner, by Kelly Cohen

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Posted By:mikkins2, 5/3/2014 11:14:19 AM

Almost half of the passports issued to the Environmental Protection Agency´s employees are missing, according to the EPA´s inspector general. Official and diplomatic passports issued to EPA employees, as well as other sensitive personal identifiable information, could be compromised as a result, the inspector general said in a report. Of 417 passports issued to Office of International and Tribal Affairs employees, 199 could not be located, the report said. The report said the OITA fails to "fully and accurately track and identify the location of EPA-issued passports."

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We are in the very best of hands. Why they need passports is beyond me other than to go on "fact finding" vacations.

Want to be almost none of them were to countries where pollution is actually a problem....

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 5/3/2014 11:32:24 AM     (No. 9835004)

It makes you wonder if some of those passports found their way into the hands of some pretty bad people who then had easy entry into the United States.The lack of good management and control in government agencies is appalling.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harleynyc, 5/3/2014 11:52:37 AM     (No. 9835038)

Sounds like they´re out on rental.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 5/3/2014 12:08:10 PM     (No. 9835058)

Wait! Hold on just a sec here.

FTA: "...issued to Office of International and Tribal Affairs employees,"

Tribal Affairs employees??!!?? The EPA?

Whaaaat the ... ? /s

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 5/3/2014 12:10:53 PM     (No. 9835065)

Why does the EPA need passports? No business I ever worked for ´issued´ me a passport even though worked abroad. They arranged for a work visa which got documented in my passport. But I managed the passport. Similarly, when work involved spending days at an auto assembly plant in Mexico, I got a temporary work visa which I would expense after the trip. Do the names match up with aliases used by political appointees? Or do they match up with former radical groups such as the Weather Underground?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tipover, 5/3/2014 12:10:57 PM     (No. 9835066)

Wonder how many were used to go to the "global warming" conferences to "represent" the indigenous peoples in the US and the world.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Smart11344, 5/3/2014 1:28:10 PM     (No. 9835162)

If that many incompetent employees manage to lose their passports, why are they still working for the EPA?. Must be much more to this story than we know.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 5/3/2014 2:54:52 PM     (No. 9835253)

Why should they even have Passports?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/3/2014 4:38:14 PM     (No. 9835305)

Aren´t passports issued to individuals? Why is the EPA holding anyone´s passport?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: judy, 5/3/2014 5:30:28 PM     (No. 9835342)

Maybe the global warming police took them hostage.

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