de Figueiredo: Departure of career civil servants from federal government will likely mean loss of high performers and expertise
“It turns out there's a much higher percentage of civil servants who will leave, especially at the senior executive service level. The senior executive service is comprised of the top 7,000 people in the civil service. In the year after elections, they have high departure rates. But the departure rates are even higher when the mission of the agency is at odds with the incoming political administration.”
de Figueiredo is the Edward and Ellen Marie Schwarzman Professor of Law at the Duke Law School and Professor of Strategy and Economics at the Fuqua School of Business. He studies competitive strategy, innovation strategy, political and legal strategy, and law and economics.