July 11, 2014
OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:
The Federal Government Lost 40,000 More Employees Than It Gained Last Year (Eric Katz July 9, 2014, Government Executive)
Posted by Orrin Judd at July 11, 2014 2:33 PMFederal agencies hired nearly half the number of employees in fiscal 2013 as they did four years prior, and the gap between employees leaving and joining federal service continued to grow.The federal government hired about 77,000 new employees in fiscal 2013, according to a Partnership for Public Service analysis of Office of Personnel Management data, a 14 percent drop off from the previous year. The number of separating employees, meanwhile, remained steady over the last two years at more than 115,000 annually. New hires represented 4.2 percent of the federal workforce last year.An overwhelming majority of employees hired last year -- four out of every five -- were from defense and security-related agencies, PPS found.