August 20, 2014
OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:
Shrinking government: Federal hiring is down, departures are up (Josh Hicks August 2014, Washington Post)
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 20, 2014 7:42 PMFederal hiring has declined rapidly in recent years, while the number of departures has increased nearly as fast. That's a recipe for a shrinking government. [...]The number of federal employees leaving government rose from about 83,000 in 2008 to 114,000 last year, representing a 37 percent increase in departures. At the same time, the number of hires has declined every year since 2009, dropping from about 140,000 to roughly 77,000.