Congressma Elijah E. Cummings joined U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Representatives Donna F. Edwards, Steny Hoyer, Chris Van Hollen, and John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) today announced that the Treasury Department and General Service Administration (GSA) will delay their plan to move 450 jobs out of Prince George's County to December 31, 2019. The initial plan by Treasury and GSA gave employees until January 2015 to either relocate or separate. Since the announcement in August, the members of the Maryland Congressional delegation have criticized the plan to move jobs out of Prince George's County and negotiated with the Treasury Department for a delay.
The 450 positions are part of the Federal Management Services (FMS) facility in Hyattsville, Maryland. The Treasury Department had announced intentions to move the positions to Parkersburg, West Virginia next November as part of FMS' consolidation with the Bureau of Public Debt (BPD).
"I join my colleagues in welcoming the news that Federal Management Services will remain in Maryland for the next several years," Congressman Elijah E. Cummings said. "The Treasury Department and GSA's 450 employees are an integral part of our state's economy. The agency's decision to stay in Prince George's County underscores a commitment not just to those families, but to the larger community as well. This is great news."