Where Does Your Favorite 2016 Candidate Stand on Pay, Benefits and Other Federal Employee Issues?

George Stephanopoulos interviews Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after the Feb. 6 presidential debate. George Stephanopoulos interviews Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after the Feb. 6 presidential debate. Ida Mae Astute/ABC

Many federal employees will likely head to the polls to vote in the presidential primaries on Super Tuesday. While the candidates’ views on the federal workforce are just one of many factors influencing civil servants’ votes, it might be useful to review where the candidates stand on matters such as the size and role of government, and how to tackle management challenges at the Veterans Affairs Department.

We’ve combed through debate transcripts, campaign speeches, the candidates’ websites and more to find out how their policies might affect federal employees. Would they try to eliminate entire agencies, or create new ones? Do they want to cut benefits, or add news ones such as paid family leave? The below chart looks at the candidates’ views in three areas. We plan to add their positions on federal employee unions and immigration in the coming weeks. 

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