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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:59 AM
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fear lives at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2006/2006-03-03-09.a...


Florida State Anti-Pollution Enforcers Say They Stifle Concerns


Florida anti-pollution enforcement agents fear retaliation for raising problems and distrust their agency leadership, according to results of an all-employee climate survey within the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released Thursday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a national association of government workers in natural resources agencies.

The disquiet among the DEP Law Enforcement Division parallels a steady decline in pollution enforcement by the agency during the past five years documented in an analysis of agency records compiled by PEER.

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Almost half (45%) of enforcement staff say that employees are not free to speak up and say what they think; and more than a third (36%) admit fear of reprisal for bringing concerns up their chain-of-command.

The Division of Law Enforcement, which includes the Bureau of Environmental Investigations, the Park Patrol, and the Office of Public Education & Training, also reflected high regard for field supervisors but low regard for political appointees in departmental leadership:
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how's the fear been the last 5 yrs. in your state's Dept. of Enviornmental Protection?

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