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DOI reorg moves employees across the country

The Department of Interior announced that it will be moving tens of thousands of employees to new locations across the country as part of an effort reorganize the management of federal lands.

The Department of Interior announced that it will be moving tens of thousands of employees to new locations across the country as part of an effort reorganize the management of federal lands, The Hill reports.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the agency will be changing from a bureau-based regional system of management to a system based on ecosystems, watersheds and science, rather than the current state or regional boundaries, the article notes.

The plan calls for dividing up the agency into 13 regions based on geographic basins and watersheds, with different parts of the department located within those boundaries, according to the report, which adds that because moving so many employees would require congressional approval, the agency plans to negotiate the reorganization with lawmakers in the upcoming budget approval.

Reader comments

Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Many of the Regions are already based on watershed, and thus ecosystem boundries. I'm suspecious. This is going to be costly.

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