The Federal Workforce And Shutdown Politics

The Federal Workforce And Shutdown Politics

Federal workers increasingly find themselves in the middle of partisan feuds. Recent political disputes over spending and the debt ceiling resulted in the so-called "sequester" -- and a cascade of furloughs and pay cuts for the federal work force. And congressional gridlock forces the threat of a government shutdown. We explore where the federal work force and the Washington region's economy fit into the gamesmanship of today's politics.

Federal workers increasingly find themselves in the middle of partisan feuds. Recent political disputes over spending and the debt ceiling resulted in the so-called "sequester" -- and a cascade of furloughs and pay cuts for the federal work force. And congressional gridlock forces the threat of a government shutdown. We explore where the federal work force and the Washington region's economy fit into the gamesmanship of today's politics.

Guests

Max Stier

President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service

Jim Dinegar

President and CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade

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