A passionate defense of federal workers
By The Post's Lisa Rein:
Max Stier, President and CEO of the non-profit Partnership for Public Service, gives a passionate defense of federal workers in an opinion piece on the AOL site.
"As attacks from makeshift roadside bombs wreaked havoc in Iraq and later in Afghanistan, Teri Glass and colleagues at Fort Detrick in Maryland worked tirelessly to develop a state-of-the-art medical evacuation system that has since helped medics quickly and safely transport wounded soldiers to battlefield hospitals.
"The effort by Glass and her team, credited with saving countless lives, is just one of many examples of the work done every day by federal civil servants -- successful but often unheralded accomplishments that serve the public good.
"Amid the heated anti-government rhetoric of this election season and suggestions that federal workers represent some sort of privileged class, it may be easy to overlook the important role played by public servants who on a daily basis find solutions to serious problems, assist Americans in need, keep us safe and advance our national interests."
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| October 21, 2010; 6:55 PM ET
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