The shutdown is over, but federal employee morale still suffers

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Joe Davidson writes the Federal Diary, a column about the federal workplace that celebrated its 80th birthday in November 2012. Davidson previously was an assistant city editor at The Washington Post and a Washington and foreign correspondent with The Wall Street Journal, where he covered federal agencies and political campaigns.

The shutdown is over, but federal employee morale still suffers

By , Published: October 21 E-mail the writer

Uncle Sam is recovering from nonessential surgery done with a dull, dirty blade.

The partial government shutdown ended Thursday, but it opened a slow-healing wound that has corroded trust and confidence in the political process and Sam’s ability to stay on the job.

Shutdown damages Republicans, with plenty of pain to go around

Shutdown damages Republicans, with plenty of pain to go around

It also seriously infected employee morale.