USDA employees turn their backs on Sec. Perdue after agency relocation plans announced

USDA employees turn their backs on Sec. Perdue after agency relocation plans announced
Unhappy campers at the USDA. Via Jerry Hagstrom, Twitter

[Ed. – Calm down, guys. Everything’s up to date in Kansas City. They’ve gone about as far as they can go.]

Members of the American Federation of Government Employees turned their backs on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday, apparently over plans to relocate them from Washington to the Kansas City area.

Perdue announced Thursday that two of the Department of Agriculture’s research agencies, the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will be relocated to be closer to major farming regions, according to Politico.

While Perdue has justified the relocation as a way to improve customer service and save taxpayers up to $20 million per year, some ERS employees have said it is a political move, according to the publication.

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