Last Sunday in this space we ran a "ballot" asking people how they felt about the president's proposed changes in the way feds are promoted, retired and fired.

Yesterday the ballots made up half of the total mail coming in to The Washington Post.

So far we have about 23,000 responses. They are still coming in.

The point is that you have made your point!

The so-called listless federal bureauracy isn't so listless anymore.

Most of the mail ballots have come from metro Washington where 13 of every 100 federal employes live and work. But a number of letters--and we are still sorting and counting them--have come from other places, such as Dayton, Denver and Philadelphia.

Based on early returns, it appears that President Reagan--as a boss--has a real image problem with the people who work for him. The only area where he is ahead, so far, concerns his plan to upgrade the value of performance and downplay seniority.

We need to cut this thing off before we get swamped.

If you haven't voted but plan to, please get your ballot to us by Monday.

We will give you a preliminary report on how the voting is going in this space Sunday. And we will also pass the results along to members of Congress, and to the White House and Office of Personnel Management to let them know how you feel.

Speaking of Polls: The American Federation of Government The Federal Diary By MIKE CAUSEY Post's RIF Poll Stirs Up the Bureaucracy

Last Sunday in this space we ran a "ballot" asking people how they felt about the president's proposed changes in the way feds are promoted, retired and fired.

Yesterday the ballots made up half of the total mail coming in to The Washington Post.

So far we have about 23,000 responses. They are still coming in.

The point is that you have made your point!

The so-called listless federal bureauracy isn't so listless anymore.

Most of the mail ballots have come from metro Washington where 13 of every 100 federal employes live and work. But a number of letters--and we are still sorting and counting them--have come from other places, such as Dayton, Denver and Philadelphia.

Based on early returns, it appears that President Reagan--as a boss--has a real image problem with the people who work for him. The only area where he is ahead, so far, concerns his plan to upgrade the value of performance and downplay seniority.

We need to cut this thing off before we get swamped.

If you haven't voted but plan to, please get your ballot to us by Monday.

We will give you a preliminary report on how the voting is going in this space Sunday. And we will also pass the results along to members of Congress, and to the White House and Office of Personnel Management to let them know how you feel.