Are you an ‘essential’ federal employee?

September 26, 2013

For federal workers, the threat of a shutdown is personal — and it’s a matter of whether you get paid. We know this isn’t the official term, but tell us if you think your role is “essential.” If you could make a pitch to your boss for why you should continue working during a partial shutdown, what would it be?

Many federal employees have already answered our request. See what they’ve said on our response page.

Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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