Document reveals how Bureau of Land Management will spread offices across country in reorganization

  • Shepard, who worked at the agency for 38 years -- 11 of which he spent in the Washington headquarters, told CNN that 97% of bureau staff is already based outside of the District of Columbia, primarily in 12 Western states.
  • When CNN asked the Bureau of Land Management and the Interior Department about the internal document, the agencies did not address the document directly or answer questions about why certain offices were being split among different states.
  • An "international affairs specialist" -- which serves as the Bureau of Land Management liaison to the Department of Interior and Department of State -- is also being moved to Salt Lake City.
  • During a congressional hearing last week, Pendley said the Bureau of Land Management has not taken any survey of the number of employees who plan to leave rather than relocate.

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