Skip to comments.BLM exodus: Agency loses half of DC staff slated for relocation
Posted on 03/05/2020 5:09:42 PM PST by yesthatjallen
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has lost more than half of its Washington-based employees who were slated to move out West as the agency pushes ahead with a controversial plan to relocate staff.
New internal numbers from the Interior Department obtained by The Hill show 69 employees have left the agency rather than accept the new assignment. Another 18 left after the plans were announced but before they could be reassigned.
Those 87 employees outnumber the 80 who have agreed to the move.
The figures are at odds with the ones referenced in December by acting BLM Director William Perry Pendley, who said in an email that roughly two-thirds of staffers had agreed to move.
This is a huge brain drain, said Steve Ellis, who retired from BLMs top career-level post in 2018. There is a lot of really solid expertise walking out the door.
The Interior Department, which oversees BLM, did not immediately respond to request for comment.
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Lets see here; Bureau of Land Management lost 87 employees, all that top expertise who probably wouldn’t know a cow from an elk, a dog from a wolf, and a chicken from a chukar partridge.
So sad-to bad. The only thing those desk jockey bureaucrats knew how to do was write STUPID RULES and suck off the tax payers teat.
Temp work for them would be the upmost. Out west. Let me shoot my rifles.
In the era of computers, the internet and telephony, there is no reason for most government bureaus to be headquartered in DC and every reason for them to be decentralized so as to make a decapitation strike by our enemies unprofitable.
I should look on a map, but I don’t recall a lot of government land they control on the East Coast. Nevada, on the other hand, is practically all government land. Put them all outside of Las Vegas, about 100 miles NW. They can exercise their great brains there.
Good news and more good news
Thats not a bug, thats a feature!
As a corporate brat and spouse, you go where the boss tells you to go if you want a job. Moving sucks, but it has kept a roof over our heads. Finally retired after living in 12 states. And Virginia was a 3 time repeat.
The non-movers are true swamp dwellers.
Weed ‘em out.
Now expand this highly successful program to every agency in DC and see if we can get even more heading for the exits. I realize we don’t want to do it all at once, but what’s the downside if we do?
But what are the 10,000 employees that don’t work in DC doing and where are they doing it? “The BLM move would uproot nearly all of the agencys dwindling Washington staff out West, leaving just 61 of 10,000 employees in the nations capital.”
And it seems only 169 positions out of 240 are being moved from DC. Oh, woe are them.
There should be no need to hire more people. Why would it take more than 80 people to run the BLM? What the heck do these (previously Washington DC bureaucrats) do all day?
I’d be willing to risk it.
What a brilliant way to cut the size of the agency.
Lets move more agencies outside Washington.
The State Department would function wonderfully from Tinian.
Send the energy department to Alaska
A classic example of an "oxymoron"...
This socalled huge brain drain is more like an Exlax-induced toilet flush...
With 80 gone, the 60 who transfered will have to increase their workload to a blistering 60-to-70 minutes a day...
Porn advertising will suffer... Assorted little private companies being operated out of federal properties will suffer...
Taxpayers will not notice...
Half of those east coast DC cubicle roaches would fall off a cliff or get rattlesnake bit out west. It’s nature’s way.
Almost as profitable as President Trump doing the decapitating.
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