No, we are not talking dairy here..but new Department Direction ( would you think they might have other things to do, given sequestration?)
USDA symbol is the official and sole identity mark for the Department and all agency programs. Agency logos are being phased out and replaced with a standardized signature model to be adopted by all USDA agencies …
USDAlogo-1 the pdf (Bob, you might not want to read this…it’s very bureaucratic)
Turns out that a retiree says that this was tried to the Park Service a while back then rescinded due to uproar by employees and retirees.
Here are the two possibilities- 1) Don’t know how this will affect employees. Insensitivity.
2) Don’t care how this will affect employees. Intentional Irritation (with some end in mind?).
If I were a Machiavellian thinker, I would think all this was an elaborate plot by the Obama Administration to pry our achy and arthritic retiree fingers from the attachment of the stodgy to the FS being in USDA, when it would make sense and save the taxpayer beaucoup bucks to move the FS to Interior. If so, it’s working, because many retirees I’ve spoken with now see this transfer in a favorable light.
But one of my favorite things is to see the language of retirees released from the bureaucratic mush of official written statements.
From Tom Hamilton (formerly Associate Deputy Chief for R&D)
“The USDA symbol is the ultimate example of permanent deforestation.”