October 17, 2013
By Zachary Warmbrodt
When the government shutdown ends and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission reopens its doors, one topic is very much on the mind of agency leaders: How many of its employees still want the job?
Staff retention has already been an issue given the workload, tight budget and pending change in commission leadership. Now top CFTC officials are concerned the shutdown, which on Oct. 1 forced all but 30 of the agency’s 680 employees to be furloughed, further exacerbated the situation and will lead more staff to head for the exits.
CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler plans to kick off the reopening of the agency with an all-staff town-hall meeting aimed at “bringing the family back together” as part of an effort to shore up morale and address staff concerns.
“Day One, it’s about welcoming back.
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