Kansas City

  • After 30 years, the CFO Act could use an upgrade

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro lays out a litany of changes lawmakers should consider as they update the 1990 CFO Act.

  • USDA relocation takes another key step with lease signing for permanent office space

    The Agriculture Department finalized a new lease for permanent office space in Missouri, which will house employees at the Economic Research Bureau and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

  • How to blow an agency reorg

    A quiet update for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation shows how reorgs can work without flamethrowing.

  • Can the civil service be broken?

    Former DHS chief human capital officer Jeff Neal says he didn’t used to, but that the recent USDA situation makes him think the civil service might in fact be broken.

  • Draining the swamp: Is there a plumber in the house?

    Shouldn’t the feds responsible for programs impacting crops, cattle and minerals be closer to the taxpayers who produce, manage and depend on them?

  • AFGE: We’d rather fight than quit, and other mysteries

    The government management ranks aren’t totally at odds with their employees.

  • Draining the DC swamp: Exile or escape?

    Workers in the Washington-Baltimore locality pay area are paid considerably more than feds in the same grade, doing the same job, in Kansas City, where the USDA plans to relocate two bureaus.

  • From Oz to Kansas: Worth the trip?

    Would you move your family from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., to those of Kansas City to take a lower-wage job — as in $5,000 to $15,000 per annum lower?

  • GSA preps 3rd version of STARS small business contract

    Also in today’s Federal Newscast, USDA employees relocating to Kansas City will now get incentive payments to make up for their now lower salaries.

  • Draining the DC swamp: A plus for your community?

    The Trump administration wants to share some of the D.C. wealth by moving jobs — but not necessarily the people in them — to other parts of the nation that could use the business.