The partial federal government shutdown’s impact extends to contractors, some who are still providing mission-critical support to unfunded federal agencies, and others not reporting to work who face unclear futures.
President Donald Trump’s lifting of a federal hiring freeze was met with appreciation among area officials, but plans for a “more strategic” reduction in the workforce have raised new concerns.
President Donald Trump got to work quickly after his inauguration a week ago. Of greatest immediate impact on federal employees, by Monday the administration had imposed a hiring freeze.
The GSA is seeking between 850,000 and 1.4 million square feet for the Department of Labor, now based near the Capitol on Constitution Avenue. The GSA is considering trading its Perkins building and the 10.5 acres on which it sits for a new headquarters.
As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank you.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.