The Most Overstretched Agencies, According to Feds
March 18, 2013
Minja Kamatovic has seen her workload swell as colleagues retire and their positions remain unfilled.
Her agency, the Agriculture Department’s Risk Management Agency, which oversees federal crop insurance programs, has also slashed its training and information technology budgets, making it harder for employees to develop their skills. The Risk Management Agency’s budget dropped from $80 million in 2011 to $75 million last year, even as the amount of insurance the agency provides held steady. Most recently, the sequester — across-the-board budget cuts that began March 1 — will slice an additional $4 million off its budget this year.