- Labor Department
- National Park Service
- Health & Human Services
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- Agriculture Department
- Education Department
- Office of Management and Budget
- Small Business Administration
- National Labor Relations Board
- Defense Department
- Treasury Department
- Justice Department
- State Department
Changes of administration have always brought some handwringing inside executive-branch agencies, but according to independent surveys, federal workers under President Trump are, by and large, distinctly demoralized about their professional identities. What does it feel like to toil for a government that sometimes seems to despise its own workforce? We spoke to career staff in the upper echelons of the bureaucracy who explained, anonymously but in their own words, why they feel besieged or guilty or, in a few cases, unexpectedly fulfilled.
This article appears in the April 2019 issue of Washingtonian.