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Land Management Relocation Plan To Receive Further Scrutiny

Dec 17, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Washington headquarters
Credit Bureau of Land Management

A federal oversight office will look into a plan to relocate Bureau of Land Management jobs to Colorado and other western states. The Grand Junction Sentinel reports the Government Accountability Office has agreed to review the Interior Department plan following a request by Democratic U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona.

Officials say the move would relocate the bureau's headquarters to Grand Junction with its director and between 27 and 40 office staff members.


Federal officials say about 300 bureau jobs in Washington, D.C., will be redistributed to several Western states, including 85 in various Colorado locations.