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For Many in Forest Service, Benefits Kept Just Out of Reach


When it comes to providing employee benefits, Uncle Sam strives to be a model employer.

But there’s rust on his halo.

Take a look at thousands of Forest Service workers who get no health and retirement benefits, despite years of service to the federal government.

They are temporary employees. It’s not uncommon for temps to go without benefits, but these folks are different.

They are hired year after year after year in the same job. Many work for six ...

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