Alan Berube is a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.
A new bill would require the relocation of 10 departments and 90% of their Washington, D.C.-based employee positions to economically distressed areas of the country by 2033. But AFGE is pushing back.
The Agriculture Department said it plans to make a final recommendation on a new location for both the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in early May.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority said it reviewed case load, staffing and rental costs before finalizing its decision its second regional office in two months.
USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky answered questions and tried to alleviate concerns at an Aug. 14 town hall meeting of Economic Research Service (ERS) employees about the impending bureau’s move.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said by the end of 2019 employees working for the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be relocated outside the D.C. area.
A specific population of federal employees, including those new hires and retiring senior executives who relocated for their jobs in 2018, are still seeing unintended consequences of the new tax act.
Long-awaited guidance from the General Services Administration will help make federal employees whole who must relocate for their job.
Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner join a handful of federal employee organizations to advocate for a quick fix to a complex issue buried in the new tax act that’s having unintended and harmful consequences for some federal employees.
Another lawmaker wasnts federal agencies to re-locate out of the Washington metropolitan area. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced a bill authorizing OMB and GSA administrator to chose where agencies should move.