Great Federal Employees

If you haven't already -- (and you live in the D.C. area) -- you might want to check out Sen. Ted Kaufman's (D-Del.) "Great Federal Employees" exhibit at the rotunda of the Senate Russell Office Building. The displays profile 40 federal employees who Kaufman has recognized in weekly speeches since May. The exhibit's last day is Friday.

If you're not able to make it, you can read about the 40 employees -- a wide cross-section of the civil service, from smaller agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the National Institute for Standards and Technology up to the White House -- you can read their stories on Kaufman's Web site. Kaufman's list includes some federal workers whose service takes them to dangerous areas overseas -- including a USAID worker who was killed in Sudan.