Hundreds of federal employees rallied in Washington, D.C. on Thursday in protest of the partial government shutdown. The prolonged shutdown is holding their next paychecks, due Jan. 11, “hostage,” employees said.
The Forest Service has implemented new programs in attempt to reverse employee harassment, misconduct and retaliation, but victims say the agency’s efforts “check the box” instead of changing culture.
The new chief of the U.S. Forest Service pledges to do “everything in my power to end sexual harassment and misconduct at the agency
A female wildland firefighter has been tapped by the Trump administration to steady the U.S. Forest Service as it reels from allegations of sexual misconduct and struggles to change its male-dominated culture
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management told agencies they may need to be flexible when applying retroactive pay for federal employees during the most recent government shutdown.
USDA Secretary Sonny Purdue is enlisting state foresters in the effort to get Congress to change how it funds federal firefighting.
The Forest Service uses planes in wildfire suppression. The specs for one such plane landed the agency in the thicket of a protest.
Officials with the Census Bureau and Forest Service say technology and getting support from upper management and Congress, are some of the challenges they face in accomplishing their agency missions.
The House Oversight Committee investigated reports of sexual harassment and misconduct within the Agriculture Department. Employee advocates testified on Capitol Hill that the U.S. Forest Service is not doing enough to prevent harassment, protect victims, and punish perpetrators. Federal News Radio’s Meredith Somers shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Interior Department and Forest Service officials say a new $182 million contract awarded to Booz Allen Hamilton will make it easier for travelers to plan their visits to national parks, lands and waters.