The Washington Post Fed Page is teaming up with GovLoop in 2012 to bring one of our long-standing print features, the Federal Worker page question of the week, to the Federal Eye blog and out onto the social Web.We want opinions from members of the federal workforce, both to help inform our coverage and to provide our readers with a better sense of the issues that government workers face.
This week, we want your feedback on President Obama’s State of the Union address as it pertains to federal workers.
Need a recap? We have that here.
Ed O’Keefe reported on some specific comments in Obama’s speech:
The topic of government reorganization accounted for 15 sentences of Obama’s 2011 address.
On Tuesday, the issue earned just three: “The executive branch also needs to change,” Obama said. “Too often, it’s inefficient, outdated and remote. That’s why I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy so that our government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people.”
If presidential priorities are measured in sentences and word count, Obama’s reorganization plans won’t earn much of a push from the White House this year. And the fate of salmon will remain a multijurisdictional affair.
How do you respond to what Obama has to say about the size of government and the federal workforce? Tell us in the comments (make sure to indicate whether we can use your name in The Washington Post). You can also fill out the form here or tweet your thoughts using the hashtag #FedBuzz.