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.
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.
A quiet update for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation shows how reorgs can work without flamethrowing.
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.
Shouldn’t the feds responsible for programs impacting crops, cattle and minerals be closer to the taxpayers who produce, manage and depend on them?
The government management ranks aren’t totally at odds with their employees.
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.
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?
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.
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.