The process of choosing the next president has become a multi-year affair and the airwaves are already filled with daily news about the 2016 candidates, possible candidates, and articles for or against those who may choose to bare their personal lives to the public as they enter the arena to try and be elected as the 45th president of the United States.
From time to time, we provide our readers a chance to voice their opinion on the presidential race. Federal employees all work for the president and will be directly impacted in their work lives by the results of the election.
At least in theory, federal employees are a politically neutral workforce that will be ready and willing to implement the policies and laws to be implemented during the next administration. But, while the workforce is required to remain politically neutral, individuals in the workforce have their own politics and preferences and, of course, all can express personal preferences when casting a vote.
We have selected a list of the announced candidates for president as well as several people who currently seem to be likely candidates for this office in the near future. The survey is now closed, but please see this article for an analysis of the results: 2016 Presidential Preferences of the Federal Government Community
For those who elect to make a comment, we hope those who express a written opinion will take the time to make intelligent, astute observations on issues or candidates. We often see comments from readers about the number of federal employees who are better educated and more politically attuned to current events than the average American. Please remember that this is a public forum that can be read and observed by anyone. We urge readers to avoid using this public forum to express unprofessional, derogatory comments that reflect poorly on the federal community as a whole.