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Emails show White House input on Sherrod ouster

White House officials were in close contact with the Agriculture Department in the hours leading up to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's decision to fire USDA employee Shirley Sherrod in 2010, according to administration emails.

Tags: White House , USDA , Shirley Sherrod , Barack Obama

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 07:56pm EST

Buyouts possible after USDA office closures

The Agriculture Department's closing of 259 offices could result in buyout offers, said the agency's deputy secretary. This week Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the closures would save about $150 million year in the agency's $145 billion budget.

Tags: Kathleen Merrigan , USDA , buyouts , VSIP , pay and benefits , budget , Federal Drive , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 09:47am EST
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What 's the impact of USDA's big shrink?

The big shrink is on at the Agriculture Department. The department announced plans to close 259 offices, labs and other facilities. Government Executive Editor-in-Chief Tom Shoop joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what the department's plan means, both for itself and as a model for other agencies.

Tags: USDA , Government Executive , Francis Rose , budget , workforce

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 05:23pm EST
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Closing of 259 USDA offices raises safety concerns

Tags: USDA , budget

Monday - 01/09/2012, 11:14pm EST

Agencies taking diverse paths to performance measurement

Labor to set up Chief Evaluation Office. VA to empower Performance Improvement Officer. USDA focuses on matching priorities with budget submission.

Tags: management , Scott Gould , Seth Harris , Kathleen Merrigan , Peter Orszag , Jeffrey Zients , USDA , Labor , OMB , VA , performance management , Chief Evaluation Officer , chief performance officer , performance improvement officer

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 07:17am EDT
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Countdown: Defense finance mess; Feds retiring quicker

This week's three most important Federal news stories, as chosen by Agilex's Bob Otto, and Washington Post "Federal Eye" Ed O'Keefe.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Bob Otto , Ed O'Keefe , Federal News Countdown , Shirley Sherrod , USDA , Gulf Coast oil spill , OMB , Ted Kaufman , VA , Vivek Kundra , FDCCI , GAO , DoD , Asif Khan , ERP

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:33pm EDT
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White House's Sutley sees new greener mindset

Council on Environmental Quality issues new guidance giving agencies instructions to measure greenhouse gas emissions. Council chair Nancy Sutley said the directive includes approaches used inside and out of government. Agencies have until January 2011 to complete an initial baseline inventory.

Tags: management , Green government , Nancy Sutley , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , USDA , GreenGov Symposium , greenhouse gas emissions , Executive Order 13514 , solar panels , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: people

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:09am EDT
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Tom Vilsack offered to resign over Shirley Sherrod

Read the exclusive story from Politico.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 12:24pm EDT

A labor of love: USDA grows produce for local food bank

Employees at Fort Detrick's USDA lab are using their gardening skills to help the community, creating a People's Garden to grow produce for a local food bank.

Tags: Fort Detrick , USDA , Frederick News-Post

Saturday - 07/31/2010, 12:28pm EDT
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