Dept. Of Agriculture Employees Turn Their Backs When Told Their Office Is Being Moved From DC To Kansas City

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Employees at the Department of Agriculture must really love living in Washington, DC. They were recently told that their office is being moved to Kansas City and many of them stood up and turned their backs.

The Hill reports:

Federal workers turn their backs on Agriculture secretary after relocation plans announced

Members of the American Federation of Government Employees turned their backs on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Thursday, apparently over plans to relocate them from Washington to the Kansas City area.

Perdue announced Thursday that two of the Department of Agriculture’s research agencies, the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will be relocated to be closer to major farming regions, according to Politico.

While Perdue has justified the relocation as a way to improve customer service and save taxpayers up to $20 million per year, some ERS workers have said it is a political move, according to the publication.

Specifically, some ERS staff have expressed suspicions the relocation is an attempt to shrink the agency and weaken its ability to conduct research that does not align with the Trump administration’s policy agenda.

See the image in the tweet below:

Some people on Twitter had some thoughts about this:

Their objection really doesn’t make sense.

(Image:Source)

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