Business Operations & Chief Financial Office employee town hall meeting

NEW MEXICO — On February 26, Acting Deputy Chief for Business Operations Robert Velasco and Chief Financial Officer Tony Dixon hosted a Town Hall meeting for all Business Operations and Chief Financial Office employees. More than 600 employees joined in-person and virtually.

Robert and Tony reviewed the USDA Forest Service national priorities and how they align with OneUSDA. This meeting allowed employees the opportunity to ask questions about current Forest Service priorities and seek clarification on new policies and direction provided in the administrative functions of the Forest Service.

Employees located at the Albuquerque Service Center shared with leadership their genuine interest in building on and strengthening relationships with field colleagues to advance OneUSDA strategic objectives and Forest Service national priorities.

Robert Velasco and Tony Dixon answer questions from employees. Forest Service photo.

Robert Velasco listens to employees’ ideas. Forest Service photo.