How the State Department workforce changed under the Trump administration
Our recent Fed Figures analysis found that the overall number of full-time civilian federal employees increased under the Trump administration—despite its stated intent to shrink the size of the federal workforce. However, one notable exception where this did not occur was at the State Department, which decreased by an average of 0.2% each year.
How the federal workforce changed under the Trump administration
The Trump administration came into office with the expressed intention of shrinking the size of the federal government and its workforce. However, our latest analysis shows that the number of full-time, civilian federal employees increased throughout the former president’s term. Read more for a summary of our analysis highlighting how the federal workforce changed during the Trump administration.
How one public-private partnership is closing the cybersecurity talent gap
Amidst a global pandemic that has made us more reliant on digital technology, public and private sector organizations need to prepare for and safeguard against cyber threats. However, the latest workforce data shows a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative aims to reduce that talent gap.
Celebrating the work of civil servants who safeguard our nation
In celebration of Public Service Recognition Week, take a look at three positions in the federal workforce that play a key role in protecting the public.
COVID-19 and the serious threat to vulnerable federal employees
Veterans Health Administration employees are at high risk for COVID-19 not only because of their frequent contact with veterans suspected or confirmed to be infected with the virus, but also because of their age. With more than 14% of VHA medical officers older than 65, federal leaders must figure out how to protect the health and safety of those working to stop the spread.
Employee engagement is more than just a survey
The benefits of employee engagement are clear: engaged employees are better employees. Federal leaders across government are making engagement a year-round priority, and you should too.
You don’t have to go to D.C. to see our government in action
It’s a common misconception that most federal employees work in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area, but 85% of employees are actually based outside of the capital. Take a closer look at the geography of the federal workforce.
A different way of thinking about the size of government
While the U.S. population has continued to increase, the size of the federal workforce has remained relatively stable over the past few decades. By examining the size of government from this perspective, it becomes clear that government efficiency is critical for agencies to effectively deliver services to the American people.
We can’t improve government without understanding it
In Fed Figures, our new We the Partnership series, we will explore federal workforce data to help us better understand where government needs to improve and which solutions are most likely to generate results.