Federal workers protesting the 2013 government shutdown.

Federal workers protesting the 2013 government shutdown.

In less than three months, federal workers will have a new boss: Donald Trump. The transition of presidential leadership happens every four or eight years, and for career federal employees, is a standard part of government work. This time around, though, may present a more dramatic change. The president-elect made a number of statements during his campaign criticizing federal workers and promised to institute a hiring freeze on new employees. Kojo explores what the transition of power and new leadership will mean for the region’s federal workforce.


  • Max Stier President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service
  • Eric Katz Senior Correspondent, Government Executive

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