“‘Gutted’ Interior Agency Moves Out West With Top Posts Unfilled”

“The Interior Department is struggling to fill top positions at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) despite assurances from officials that the agency's relocation from Washington to Colorado is helping recruit top talent, according to an analysis by The Hill.

Interior Department leaders have told Congress that moving the public lands bureau to new headquarters out West has helped recruit more and better qualified candidates than ever before. But a review of more than 100 job postings finds the agency has failed to fill several top posts just a month before it plans to finish the relocation.

BLM has yet to hire four of the agency’s seven division directors. Each of the positions has been reposted after failing to hire a candidate.

Other top postings, like a division chief to manage the wild horse and burro program in Reno, Nev., have been reposted twice.”

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill June 3, 2020.

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