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

August 12, 2018 3:03 PM , Updated August 22, 2018 3:04 PM
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

June 24, 2018 11:06 AM , Updated July 2, 2018 12:28 PM
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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Executive Order Directs USDA to Support Interagency Task Force

April 26, 2017 8:36 AM

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

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Workforce Disruptions Lead to Removal of 30-Year Employee

September 14, 2016 4:23 PM

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

January 7, 2016 11:09 AM

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

September 24, 2015 10:38 AM

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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Rep. Bishop Introduces Legislation to Enhance Border Security

April 13, 2011 9:08 PM

Rep Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced the National Security and Federal Lands Protection act. The legislation aims to close security gaps on federal lands along the nation’s borders.

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Passing Along Problem From One Agency to Another

January 18, 2011 8:01 AM

USDA eventually found that an HR assistant had worked out a settlement with a previous federal employer to undo her removal by that agency. Her new employer also fired her.

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Romance, Performance Appraisal, and Getting Fired at USDA

USDA won a court decision that challenged the removal of a scientist who had “romantic relationships” with three female subordinates.

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New Pay for Performance Project at Agriculture

January 30, 2009 6:53 AM

Performance pay plans are continuing in the federal government. A recent example: A pay-for-performance demonstration plan has been approved for about 2800 non-bargaining unit employees of the Food Safety and Inspection Service of USDA.

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