I know this is a big change, especially for some of our remote employees. That is why we have worked with the union to find a reasonable balance between these two, sometimes contradictory, interests. In addition, Perdue`s decision to limit teleworking leaves others confused. A USDA employee sent Federal News Radio a press release from 2003, when Perdue was governor of Georgia. Despite staff concerns, the Agriculture Ministry says changes to its telework policy came into effect yesterday. I hope you all know that with effect from September 21, 2018, we have negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding between the Forest Service and the National Federation of Federal Employees on the implementation of the USDA Telework Programs Act (DR 4070-811-002).