Are you an ‘essential’ federal employee?

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 Maryland politics and government. He previously anchored the Post’s Federal Eye blog, focusing on federal accountability and workforce issues.

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