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Biden has his hands full rebuilding a demoralized federal workforce

Mar 8, 2021
There are giant holes to fill, but also a huge pool of people with experience in government who are ready to go.
President Joe Biden tried to shore up federal employees’ morale even before his inauguration. He has substantial restaffing to do, but many former appointees are willing to serve again.
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Trump administration increasing number of government workers, report finds

Oct 7, 2020
That's in spite of promises to drastically reduce the number of people working for the government.
Their ranks have increased by about 25% during the Trump administration, to almost 11 million people, according to the report by New York University professor of public service Paul Light.
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2 weeks after the shutdown ended, many federal employees still wait for pay

Feb 8, 2019
The partial government shutdown ended two weeks ago, but thousands of workers still haven’t received their back pay. Restarting an organization as immense as the federal government after an extended shutdown takes time and can be fraught with unexpected delays. Federal payroll processing has been delayed by email backlogs, software glitches and an overwhelming number […]
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For some businesses, the partial government shutdown offers a chance to market directly to affected federal workers

Jan 22, 2019
Companies still have to be careful about crafting messages in a highly politicized moment.

Thousands of federal works file unemployment claims

Jan 18, 2019
More apply for benefits as the partial government shutdown drags on.
Albert Romero, 50, has filed for unemployment insurance while he waits to return to his job at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Boulder, Colorado.
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