Tag: USDA

Illegal Civil Service Appointment Leads to Employee’s Removal

August 31, 2020 7:22 AM
Illegal Civil Service Appointment Leads to Employee’s Removal

Favoritism in the selection process for a HUD field office director eventually resulted in removal to “regularize” his illegal appointment.

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USDA Closes Office Wing Due to Coronavirus But Faces Concerns on Telework

March 16, 2020 3:34 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has closed a wing of its headquarters after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting concerns from some employees about the agency's telework policies.

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29 People Indicted in USDA Corruption Case

November 26, 2019 12:13 PM

29 people, including elected and appointed federal, state and local government officials, have been indicted for conspiring to steal thousands in taxpayer dollars in a scheme led by a USDA employee.

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USDA Signs Lease for Relocating Two of its Agencies

November 4, 2019 9:52 AM
USDA Signs Lease for Relocating Two of its Agencies

USDA has signed a lease for permanent office space to make the move of two of its agencies to Missouri one step closer to becoming a reality.

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Moving USDA Offices is a Warning

October 8, 2019 10:50 AM

Some federal employees are warning that the Trump administration's efforts to move two USDA sub-agencies out of the Washington, DC area are an effort to eliminate evidence-based research.

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Déjà vu for USDA?

Déjà vu for USDA?

The author says that past precedent from court decisions indicates the USDA will face an uphill battle in its efforts to relocate some employees.

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Senators Question USDA’s Decision to Reduce Buyout Offers

August 29, 2019 10:02 AM
Senators Question USDA’s Decision to Reduce Buyout Offers

A group of Senators are asking the USDA questions about the reduced buyout the agency recently offered to some agency employees.

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USDA Reducing Buyout Offer

August 20, 2019 6:56 PM
USDA Reducing Buyout Offer

The buyout amount has been reduced for USDA employees opting to leave and not move to Kansas City where jobs are to be relocated.

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USDA, IG at Odds Over Agency Relocation

August 12, 2019 11:34 AM
USDA, IG at Odds Over Agency Relocation

The USDA IG issued a report examining the agency’s intent to relocate two subagencies outside of Washington, DC.

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Moving USDA Employees to Kansas City Becoming a Reality

August 12, 2019 8:11 AM
Moving USDA Employees to Kansas City Becoming a Reality

USDA and AFGE have reached an agreement on relocating federal employees from Washington, DC to Kansas City.

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