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The Organization of Professional Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (0PEDA) was formed in 1929.  A key charter OPEDA member was Milton Eisenhower, who was early in his public service career as Director of Information at the USDA-- where he served until 1941. 

Secretary Perdue Praises President Trump's Invitation of USFS Fire Fighter David Dahlberg to State of the Union >>LINK

For several decades candidates for national office in our country have relied of a strategy of campaigning with a promise to weed out waste, fraud and abuse of power in the Federal Government. A sub-theme is that federal employees are therefore compliant in the causing this situation, and are incompetent, not worthy of their benefits and plush offices, and surely over-paid. This continuous drum beat puts OPEDA on the front line, in a continuing effort to point out that these accusations are far from the actual truth!


September 2017



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  • Stop by OPEDA's Employee Success event the 2nd Thursday of each month.  10am in the back of the South Building Cafeteria

OPEDA has a great group of members consisting of USDA employees and retirees that are dedicated to the mission of “The People’s Department”.  We are always encouraging USDA employees to join the organization and would be honored to have you join us as a member.  .

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January 2018


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