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Department of Agriculture

ARS Reorganization

1) Terminate visiting scientists who are not productive. The department has several of these at fairly high pay grades who have been 'employed' here for as long as 5 years! They are not US citizens and they do not provide any essential resource that cannot be met otherwise. Two visiting scientists at 50K/year in each of 10 ARS locations = 1 million/year savings to the government and/or taxpayers.

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Department of Agriculture

Excess Government Vehicles, USDA, ARS

The USDA, Agriculture Research Service maintains a large fleet of vehicles which average less then 1,500 miles a year each. Recommend each ARS location that maintains more then 6 vehicles be required to consolidate their vehicle inventory so as to ensure vehicle usage averages at least 12,000 miles a year. Purchasing and having vehicles sit idle is a waste of limited government money. Vehicles that site idle also... more »

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