23 May 2008, 8:22pm
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Forest Service and BLM to Share Medford Interagency Office

MEDFORD, OR, May 22, 2008 –The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Medford District and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest’s Supervisor’s Office will share an office, the Medford Interagency Office, as of Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Both agencies have a word for it called “collocation”.

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Supervisor’s Office is moving from 333 West 8th Street, downtown Medford to the newly remodeled office at 3040 Biddle Road, which is near the airport. …

At the same time the BLM Medford District employees will be moving back into their newly designed office. Telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses for all BLM employees will stay the same. Since December, BLM employees have been working out of temporary trailers, or at the Grants Pass Interagency Office. All of this was done to accommodate and complete the major renovations to the Medford Interagency Office.

The Forest Service office in downtown Medford will be physically closed to accommodate the move starting on Thursday, May 29. …

“The Medford Interagency Office will house both agencies and will provide a great service to the people of Southern Oregon,” said Tim Reuwsaat, BLM Medford District Manager. The two agencies are combining into one visitor front office which provides one-stop shopping for the public and also reduces organizational layers. The collocation of the agencies at Medford Interagency Office will facilitate a streamlining of business processes in some cases and provide a more coordinated relationship between the BLM and Forest Service.

“This is an exciting move for the Forest Service and BLM and we have had a lot of community support for sharing an office,” said Reuwsaat.

The remodeled Medford Interagency Office will house about 200 total BLM and 75 total Forest Service employees. Employees of the BLM Medford District and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest with similar jobs will be sitting next to each other and occupy both floors of the Medford Interagency Office. “Cooperation is more than just a word to us, it is a way of doing business and an atmosphere that employees have fostered,” said Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Supervisor Scott Conroy. “This move fits into a concept of ‘Service First’ which can provide both the Forest Service and BLM a variety of opportunities to improve our public service and to more effectively manage the forests and public lands,” said Scott Conroy, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Supervisor. … [more]



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