Career civil servants critical for sustained productivity amid leadership changes

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When the top political ranks of an agency go missing, it’s up to career staff to keep the focus, the morale and the work from slipping. That’s the case now for the Department of Homeland Security, where the Trump administration has cleaned house. Bob Tobias, professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University, explained the importance of career civil servants at a time like this on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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