“The Agriculture Department has initiated the 30-day notice to Congress about its plans to move two bureaus outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area.”
“USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky told Economic Research Service (ERS) employees during a town hall meeting on Tuesday that the agency doesn’t need congressional approval to reorganize and a vast majority of the funding for this effort will come from the fiscal 2019 budget.”
“Congress has been paying close attention to agency reorganization efforts. Lawmakers specifically highlighted this issue …”.
“We are in the process now and the teams … will be working with all of you over next number of weeks to identify who those people will be,” he said. “Obviously, the sooner that we …” Read the full article here.
Source: USDA notifies Congress, sets initial timeline to relocate 600 DC-area employees – By Jason Miller, August 16, 2018. Federal News Radio.