The head of the US Forest Service, Tony Tooke, resigned on Wednesday amid an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct made against him. He was named chief of the Forest Service last September. The Forest Service oversees 154 national forests and 20 grasslands, and has about 28,000 permanent employees. A PBS NewsHour report last week found widespread complaints from women in the Forest Service of sexual harassment at the agency. In response to the PBS story, Forest Service Associate Chief Dan Jiron said the agency had taken steps to address the issue but “we have more work to do,” PBS reported.
Source: Dhaka Tribune March 08, 2018 03:00 UTC