Lawmakers Tell USDA to Halt Moving ERS Headquarters

May 20, 2019

The Trump administration’s plan to move the headquarters of the Economic Research Service (ERS) out of Washington, D.C. hit a major snag as capital region lawmakers are pushing back against the relocation, which many sees as the administration’s attempt to politicize research and science.

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Categories: USDA, The Insider

AFGE Local Pushes for Pay Raise for Technicians across the Country

July 10, 2015

Thanks to AFGE Local 3354, many GS Program Technicians (PTs) employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will soon eligible to apply for a Key Program Technician position within the Agency affording them upgrade potential from a GS-7 to GS-8. The upcoming Key PT advertisements for GS technicians partly stemmed from meetings between the local and USDA leaders in Washington, D.C. last year. 

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Categories: USDA, Pay

AFGE Sues to Halt USDA Implementation of Dirty Chicken Rule

October 21, 2014

AFGE is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to block implementation of a new poultry inspection system that will impede federal inspection of chicken and turkey carcasses, potentially resulting in diseased or tainted poultry being sold to consumers.

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Categories: USDA

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