Howard Ross On Deciding Who's Essential

Howard Ross On Deciding Who's Essential

The ongoing government shutdown has left many federal employers feeling frustrated by their status. We talk about the practical and emotional implications of the shutdown.

The government shutdown created two separate classes of federal workers: "exempt" and "non-exempt." Designations are based on a variety of criteria that vary between and even within agencies. We talk with Howard Ross and Joe Davidson about the dynamics of management choices that assign value -- real or perceived -- in the workplace.

Guests

Howard Ross

Author, "Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance" (Rowman & Littlefield); also Principal, Cook Ross

Joe Davidson

Columnist, the Federal Diary, for the Washington Post

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