Biden fires railroad official in office since 1994 over hostile work environment

President Joe Biden has fired the longtime U.S. Railroad Retirement Board inspector general on grounds of creating a hostile work environment, the White House confirmed to the Washington Examiner.

Martin Dickman had been in the position since October 1994, when he was confirmed by the Senate under the Clinton administration, but he had been under investigation by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency since January 2023.

Biden was presented with the findings of that report and subsequently fired Dickman for creating a toxic work environment.

The president will replace him with Tennessee Valley Authority Inspector General Ben R. Wagner, the Hill reported, in an acting capacity. Biden will need Senate confirmation for a full-time replacement.

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