Forest Service

In this May 14, 2021, photo provided by the High Desert Museum, U.S. Forest Service firefighters carry out a prescribed burn on the grounds of the High Desert Museum, near Bend, Oregon. The prescribed burn is part of a massive effort in wildlands across the West to prepare for a fire season that follows the worst one on record. (Kyle Kosma/High Desert Museum via AP)

Biden expands pay, hiring for federal firefighters, but union warns it’s not enough

The Biden administration recently announced a series of steps it would take to improve pay and expand capacity for federal firefighters, but a federal…

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Sen. Martin HeinrichAnne-Marie Fennell, Government Accountability Office

GAO: National park and forest employees left without adequate safety plans

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Federal employee unions rally against Trump’s workforce executive orders

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In this June 12, 2018, photo, U.S. Forest Service scientist Paul Schaberg stands beside a healthy red spruce tree growing on Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vt. Schaberg is co-author of a new study that found that the tree species, once heavily damaged by acid rain, is rebounding in five Northeast states due to stricter air pollution regulations and a changing climate. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Forest Service hasn’t changed its National Environmental Policy Act compliance since ’90s

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USDAJob Corps Civilian Conservation Centers, Forest Service, USDA

USDA reverses plan to close Job Corps centers ‘for the time being’

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Government innovation? Weirdness comes in threes

Government innovation happens. But do people like it when it does?

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First look at new ideas to modernize Congress

In today’s Federal Newscast, the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress approved its first round of recommendations.

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Forest Service

Forest Service RIF targets 1K jobs, moving Job Corps program to Labor Dept.

The Forest Service notified staff Friday about an upcoming reduction in force (RIF) and announced its decision to move its Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers to the Labor Department.

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