New BPA officers named in wake of hiring scandal

New BPA officers named in wake of hiring scandal

New BPA officers named in wake of hiring scandal

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The head of Bonneville Power Administration has named two new officers in the wake of a hiring scandal at the power-marketing agency.

Administrator Elliot Mainzer announced Wednesday that Greg Delwiche will serve as BPA's deputy administrator and Claudia Andrews will take on the role of chief operating officer.

Mainzer's predecessor, Bill Drummond, resigned last month after the Energy Department placed him and chief operating officer Anita Decker on indefinite leave in July.

The suspensions came after the department's inspector general investigated allegations of discrimination against veterans who applied for jobs at the agency and reports of managers retaliating against whistle-blowers.

The BPA markets power from 31 federal dams and manages much of the region's power grid.

 

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