Thousands of state Department employees are dissatisfied with leadership, writes the WSJ

MOSCOW, 5 Jul — RIA Novosti. Thousands of employees of the US state Department and the U.S. Agency for international development is concerned about the lack of support from the administration of us President Donald trump and Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the newspaper the Wall Street Journal with reference to which in the order of publication of the report of the consulting firm.

As writes the edition, the report should be circulated to employees on Wednesday. It is noted that it was made for Secretary of state, which is trying to reorganize institutions on the backdrop of sharp budget cuts.

Most of about 35 thousand employees surveyed are dissatisfied with the work of departments and doubt in the leadership of the White house and the state Department.

“People wonder whether these two groups of role the state Department plays to advance U.S. interests in the world,” the report said. The study also noted that “people don’t talk optimistically about the future”. “The lack of a clear vision of the future gives rise to speculation and rumors about what they can expect ahead,” the report said.

According to the newspaper, state Department officials also fear the planned budget cuts and possible layoffs. In addition, the Agency is concerned about the prospect of “further integration of the U.S. Agency for international development in the Department of state or the militarization of foreign policy” of the country.

It is reported that 110-page report, the state Department paid the consulting firm Insigniam about $ 1.1 million. In total, the study involved 35386 employees of the two departments, who were asked to “directly” contact the Rex Tillerson. Some of them were “very friendly” while others were “coarse and vulgar”.