HUD employees express concern over new OKC federal building

Monday, January 12th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- More US Department of Housing and Urban Development workers are voicing concern about moving into the new Oklahoma City federal building

Nineteen HUD workers previously asked to avoid the building, which is located near the site of the Oklahoma City bombing. Last month, HUD said they could work from home or from a satellite office.

Now, HUD union representative Jenny Parsley says at least 20 more are expressing similar concern.

Parsley says many workers didn't file paperwork for special accommodations because they feared reprisals.

HUD is the only agency moving into the building with survivors of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which killed 168 people. About 50 employees who survived the bombing still work for HUD.