Land Management

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."

Committee Votes for Subpoena Authority Over Interior's Employee Relocations, Other Documents

"We’re not here as potted plants to be watered when the administration decides it’s time," panel chairman says.

Trump’s Plan to Make Architecture Classical Again

A fringe group of traditionalists persuades the White House to take its side.

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.

Organizations Are Improperly Offering Yoga Classes and $20K Weddings in National Parks

"Learning centers" should reimburse the National Park Service for federal funds they received, auditor says. 

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 Department Says It Has Made Great Strides in Eliminating Systemic Harassment

Lawmakers applaud efforts, but say the progress is unproven as IG is still investigating harassment cases.

To Stop Attacks, Lawmakers Call for Kinder Rhetoric Toward Feds

"Anti-government rhetoric dehumanizes government employees, period," one congressman says.

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.

Interior Announces Plan to Move Bureau's Headquarters, and Some Employees, West

Administration says the moves will better position employees to manage lands, though critics warn of resulting staff cuts.

Trump Administration Backs Off Plan to Close Forest Service Job Corps Centers

USDA and Labor sparked bipartisan furor in a move that would have eliminated 1,100 federal jobs.