Passing Along Problem From One Agency to Another

By on January 18, 2011 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

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

By on July 23, 2010 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

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

By on January 30, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

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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Forest Service Admits Mistake; Thanks Environmentalist For Pointing Out Error

By on August 25, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Everyone makes mistakes. When the federal government makes a mistake, it can be a big one. Here is one example. The test of the organization will be how it deals with the adversity it has brought upon itself.

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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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Kudos to the US Forest Service

By on September 22, 2002 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area has reintroduced bison, elk and the prairie to this unique area.

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