Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have sent ripples of uncertainty through the civil service with calls to “drain the swamp” and shake up Washington bureaucracy. With job protections and benefits potentially under threat, federal agencies are scrambling to secure new hires, while some long-time civil servants are weighing whether to stay under an administration that seems hostile to their mission. Kojo gets the latest on what’s happening inside federal agencies as inauguration day approaches, and explores how the transition is affecting morale among federal workers in our region.
- Lisa Rein Reporter, The Washington Post
- Jeffrey Neal Senior Vice President, ICF; former chief human capital officer, Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Logistics Agency
- Matthew Burton General Manager, Hadron Industries; former chief information officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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