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?
Here's a selection of responses from federal workers:
I’m not essential
SOURCE: Washington Post questionnaire. GRAPHIC: Darla Cameron, Ryan Kellett and Matt DeLong - The Washington Post.