I would add that the federal government and geographically large state governments would be well suited to encourage rotation through field offices when employees are in the early stages of their careers. There are lots of opportunities to learn the finer nuances of public policy as well as develop useful network relationships with local governments when you are outside of DC or a state capitol. Some of my most useful contacts and allies are from early in my career when I worked on projects in the field that required collaboration across federal, state, and local jurisdictions.
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