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6th annual Feds Feed Families campaign kicks off for summer

The sixth annual Feds Feed Families campaign is now underway for the summer after a kick-off event on Monday. The theme of this year is to "Help Knock Out Hunger."

Tags: Feds Feed Families , USDA , Doug Keeler , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 10:03am EDT

Agencies rev up for 2014 Feds Feed Families food drive

June 1 marks the start of the sixth annual Feds Feed Families event where federal employees donate food items and their time to help the hungry. Last year's drive netted 9 million pounds of donated food.

Tags: Feds Feed Families , USDA , workforce , food drive , donations , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:15pm EDT

USDA says furloughs not expected

Furloughs at the Agriculture Department are looking increasingly unlikely following Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's request to shift funding and the department's ongoing efforts to find alternative cost savings. A USDA spokeswoman confirmed last week that the department wouldn't have to furlough employees in either the Farm Service Agency or the department's Rural Development division.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , USDA , workforce , Jack Moore

Monday - 05/06/2013, 03:57pm EDT

Napolitano, Vilsack to stay in Obama's second term

Janet Napolitano and Tom Vilsack will both stay on as cabinet secretaries in President Barack Obama's second term.

Tags: USDA , people , Inauguration 2013

Monday - 01/14/2013, 02:32pm EST

USDA fighting discrimination legacy with more training, accountability

The Agriculture Department is addressing long- standing discrimination claims by minorities and women with better workforce training, more accountability and a deeper look at its data. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack shares with The Federal Drives recent efforts to address the agency's shaky civil rights history.

Tags: USDA , discrimination , Federal Drive , workforce , management , best practices , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 08:00am EDT
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Boehner says no decision on farm bill vote

Tags: House , budget , USDA , appropriations

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 02:30pm EDT

USDA, DoE, Navy kick starting biofuel development

The agencies are making $30 million available for companies to investigate the possibilities for creating military biofuels. The projects could help achieve the President's energy goals, military energy security and rural economic improvement.

Tags: DoD , DoE , USDA , Navy , Air Force , biofuels , Esther Carey , Ray Mabus , Heather Zichal , Green government

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 06:49pm EDT

Budget top of mind as USDA celebrates 150th birthday

The Agriculture Department kicks off a year-long celebration of its 150th anniversary today with a star-studded party at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.

Tags: USDA , In Depth , budget , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 08:11am EDT
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In Depth interviews - May 14

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Brenda Brockman Smith , CBP , H. Allen Dobbs , Sammies Awards , agriculture , Sharon Pickup , GAO , Mark Cohn , Unisys , Jeff Neel , ICF International , Linda Bilmes

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 01:20am EDT

USDA takes direct approach to managing workforce, reducing costs

Billy Milton, chief human capital officer at the USDA, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the Agriculture Department's successful approach to managing its workforce in tough budgetary times.

Tags: Billy Milton , USDA , CHCO , retirement , pay and benefits , workforce , management , Federal Drive , Senior Executive Service , Michael OConnell , VERA , VISA , VSIP

Friday - 04/06/2012, 10:13am EDT
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