Government Reorganization

Democrats Introduce Slew of Bills to Strengthen Protections for Federal Workforce

Lawmakers are pushing to bolster diversity efforts at national security agencies, require greater transparency ahead of agency relocation efforts, and reauthorize the Merit Systems Protection Board.

GovExec Daily: Challenging Government Orthodoxies During a Crisis

Deloitte's William D. Eggers spoke to the podcast about a new report on how to change the way government operates by challenging conventional wisdom.

How the State Department Could Be Rebuilt After the Trump Administration

The damage at the State Department is worse than you imagine—but also more reparable.

Government Auditor Blasts Interior for Unjustified Relocations That Did Not Consider Employee Views

The Bureau of Land Management also failed to provide key documentation supporting the decision to move its headquarters.

Most Interior Employees Reject Mandatory Reassignments, Secretary Says

Despite widespread vacancies, department says Bureau of Land Management is in "pretty good shape."

Nothing’s ‘Irreversible,’ But the Pentagon’s New Bureaucracies Aim to Come Close

As budget hearing season gets underway, expect to hear a lot about "irreversible implementation" of changes toward great power competition.

Interior Still Threatening to Deny Incentives to Employees It Has Relocated West

Employees have already decided if they will move, but Interior says a lack of additional appropriations from Congress could block promised financial assistance.

Viewpoint: Moving Bureau of Land Management Headquarters to Colorado Won’t Be Good for Public Lands

Do public lands in the West belong to Westerners, or all Americans? Moving a federal agency's headquarters from Washington, D.C. to Colorado is the latest skirmish in a longtime struggle.

Few BLM Employees Agree to Relocate as Interior Attempts to Ease Pain of Those It Will Fire

So far just two employees have agreed to move from Washington headquarters to new locations in western states.

Interior Department Delivers Hundreds of Relocation Notices to Employees

Headquarters staff now has 30 days to accept the reassignment or face removal from the agency.

Interior to Offer Large Relocation Incentive to Employees Who Move Out West

The offer exceeds one recently provided by the Agriculture Department for a move to Kansas City.

Interior Official: Land Bureau Relocations Are Not Intended to 'Drain the Swamp'

Department would like to retain all employees and has instituted a hiring freeze to ensure positions are available for those who don't want to move, official says.

Tensions Rise Over Interior Department Relocations

Trump administration officials get personal with lawmakers objecting to the planned moves.

USDA Office Relocations Are Illegal, IG Says

Agriculture Department counters that the spending law it allegedly violated is unconstitutional and therefore not binding.