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USDA Plans to Move Hundreds of Federal Employees Out of Washington, DC

By on August 12, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
USDA Plans to Move Hundreds of Federal Employees Out of Washington, DC

The Agriculture Department announced plans to move several hundred of its employees outside of Washington, DC.

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Analyzing and Reorganizing Federal Agencies

By on June 24, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Analyzing and Reorganizing Federal Agencies

A proposal to reorganize federal government would impact many agencies and employees. Here is a summary of how agencies would be impacted.

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Federal Agency Is Censoring Use of Term ‘Climate Change’

on August 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A series of emails indicate staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead.

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Executive Order Directs USDA to Support Interagency Task Force

By on April 26, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A new executive order directs the USDA to oversee an interagency task force designed to promote agriculture and rural prosperity.

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Sonny Perdue Confirmed as Agriculture Secretary

on April 25, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
After months without a secretary of agriculture, the Senate voted Monday evening to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to the post.

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Trump to Name Agriculture Secretary

on January 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be the next Agriculture secretary.

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Workforce Disruptions Lead to Removal of 30-Year Employee

By on September 14, 2016 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Incidents of anger, outbursts and threats in the workplace lead the agency to suspend then fire a long-standing employee.

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USDA and HHS Want You to Eat Healthier Foods

By on January 7, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
USDA and HHS Want You to Eat Healthier Foods

The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services have released updated nutritional guidelines to encourage Americans to follow “healthy eating patterns.”

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One Congressman Wants Federal Employees to Use Uber to Get Around

By on September 24, 2015 in Agency News with 0 Comments
One Congressman Wants Federal Employees to Use Uber to Get Around

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) has introduced legislation that would require some federal agencies to sell cars that they own and encourage federal employees to instead use ride-sharing companies such as Uber or Lyft for their transportation needs.

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USDA Employees Used Charge Cards to Create "Kiting Scheme" Says IG

By on July 13, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A report from the Inspector General of the USDA finds numerous instances of government charge card abuse by employees.

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