Days Before Planned Move, USDA Delays Relocation Date for Some Science Agency Employees

Government Executive: Fewer than three weeks before employees at the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture were expected to move to Kansas City or lose their jobs, the Agriculture Department has begun sending letters asking employees to remain in the Washington, D.C., area for a few more months.

Employees at the agencies originally had until Sept. 27 to make a final decision about whether to accept their relocation orders, and those who accepted were expected to report to temporary office space at the Beacon Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 30. But for a few dozen workers, that may no longer be the case.

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