President Trump has made it a major focus of his administration to reduce the size of government and maker it more efficient.
Part of this is to relocate federal departments to better serve the public who they serve. The first step for Trump is to move the Interior Department, specifically the Bureau of Land Management, west, and he has issued an ultimatum letting the employees know he is serious.
According to The Daily Caller:
The Trump administration reportedly notified hundreds of Interior Department employees Tuesday that they will have 30 days to relocate to western states or face the potential of job terminations.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is relocating 27 employees from Washington, D.C., to the agency’s new headquarters in Colorado and another 220 to field offices out West, Government Executive (GE) reported Tuesday. The relocated employees reportedly have until Dec. 12 to agree to the move; if they don’t accept the terms, then they’ll be fired.
BLM held a meeting Tuesday to discuss the request, GE reported, citing employees who attended the meeting. GE is a daily news outlet that caters exclusively to senior officials in the federal government’s departments. BLM confirmed the report to the Daily Caller News Foundation, saying the agency is working to give the employees “information on all options available.”
“Special consideration” would be made on a case-by-case basis, top BLM officials said, the report noted.
The report has noted that the employees are looking for jobs inside of D.C. rather than move west to better serve the United States.