USDA to relocate DC-area employees from two bureaus

Federal News Radio: The Agriculture Department continues its aggressive reorganization efforts with Secretary Sonny Perdue announcing plans Thursday to move two sub-agencies out of the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Perdue said by the end of 2019 employees working for the Economic Research Service (ERS), currently under USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics mission area, and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be relocated outside the DC area. The two bureaus include about 700 employees, but how many would have to move from the DC area is unclear.

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