Relocated Federal Employees Facing Salary Cuts
Article from The Hill by Rebecca Beitsch.
A new internal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) website designed to answer employees’ questions about the agency’s upcoming relocation out West says staffers should expect a drop in their overall pay.
The information was included in an internal page available to staff seen by The Hill that contained questions and answers about the controversial plan to move most D.C.-based BLM employees and establish a new headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo.
In the page, BLM leaders lay out their rationale for the move, touting one of the benefits of relocating as “general cost savings for the bureau because of less expensive office space, in most cases, and decreasing travel costs.”
The agency will also save on pay, as D.C. employees will not keep the portion of their salary tied to cost of living in Washington.
Read the entire article at The Hill.
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