Letter From The Editor: Brashears confirmation vote long overdue
March 1, 2020
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is getting a new top administrative officer. Paul Kiecker, who joined the agency in 1988 as a food inspector, is succeeding Carmen Rottenberg as FSIS Administrator.
Kiecker, who’s been deputy administrator since 2018, is the rare civil servant who moves from an entry-level position to the top job in the agency. There’s no reason to think he does not deserve it.