Model EPA Employee ‘Richard Windsor’ Receives Multiple Awards, Including ‘Scholar of Ethical Behavior’

Posted by on Jun 03, 2013 at 1:33 pm

You might not actually recognize Richard Windsor. Because he looks like this:


“Richard Windsor” may have only been an alias for former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson, but that didn’t stop him from being awarded numerous certificates for ethics and records management.

The EPA awarded certificates naming Jackson/Windsor a “scholar of ethical behavior.” Jackson, under her secret alias, was also awarded certificates for completing training modules on email records management.

Jackson set up a secret email address under the pseudonym “Richard Windsor.” The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Chris Horner first discovered it in November.

Republicans and government watchdog groups say Jackson may have skirted federal record laws by using the alias, but the EPA claims the secret email address was a common practice—and a necessary one, given the millions of emails that flooded Jackson’s public inbox every year.

Horner, a senior fellow at the conservative think tank, obtained the certificates via a Freedom of Information Act request.

“I like my fake employees to be of the highest ethical standards and fully up to date on the law and ethics of federal recordkeeping,” Horner told the Washington Free Beacon. “At least someone there is.”

Zing! You just can’t make this stuff up:


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3 Responses to “Model EPA Employee ‘Richard Windsor’ Receives Multiple Awards, Including ‘Scholar of Ethical Behavior’”

  1. Blue Hen on 3/03/13 at 2:52 pm

    So what’s next? Hillary gets an award for promoting worker safety? Holder gets one for protecting the free operation of the press? This is orwellian.