Over half of the Department of Agriculture National Finance Center's New Orleans staff has returned to their Crescent City offices.
Of the office's 462 employees, more than 300 are currently working at the New Orleans facility. The remaining workers will be brought back once the NFC stabilizes its information technology infrastructure and finds alternative housing for the displaced employees.
"Our return to the National Finance Center's worksite in eastern New Orleans is part of the USDA's commitment to the region. We will continue returning NFC's employees to New Orleans, just as we will continue our efforts to provide food and rural housing while also assisting farmers and ranchers in the region," said USDA Secretary Mike Johanns.