Trump Interior Under Fire For Tapping “Temps” To Head Key Offices

"WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is violating federal law and circumventing the advice-and-consent role of the Senate by relying on temporary directors to head agencies such as the National Park Service, an environmental group alleged Monday.

In a complaint filed with the Interior Department’s Inspector General, the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility charged that Interior was “completely bypassing Senate confirmation” with its appointments of acting directors to lead the Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management.

“Federal agencies are not supposed to be run like a temp service,” Jeff Ruch, director of PEER, said in announcing the complaint."

Stuart Leavenworth reports for McClatchy February 12, 2018.

Source: McClatchy, 02/13/2018