Among the clearest signals from candidate- now president-elect Obama about his administration’s approach to managing the federal agencies are the series of letters Obama wrote to members of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) at the behest of AFGE president John Gage. In Gage’s words, “I asked him to put it in writing, something I could use with my members, and he didn’t flinch.” Copies of the letters are here.