The Bureau of Land Management said it will offer relocation incentives to employees who accept reassignments. The incentives will be worth up to 25% of an employee's basic pay at his or her new duty station.
In today's Federal Newscast, employees at the Bureau of Land Management's Washington D.C. headquarters have limited time to decide if they will move out west with the agency or not.
The Agriculture Department said short-term contractors, employees on detail from other agencies and reemployed annuitants are all part of its strategy to fill workforce gaps at the two research bureaus impacted by the USDA relocation.
The Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management have implemented a hiring freeze to leave positions open for the employees who might decline BLM relocation to Colorado or several other western states.
Though the Interior Department announced plans to relocate its headquarters for the Bureau of Land Management to Grand Junction, Colorado, more BLM employees will move to a variety of other locations across the country.