Looking back at the toughest presidential transition in history
The 2020-2021 presidential transition was the toughest in modern history. Our new report examines the planning and execution of this difficult transfer of power and provides a series of recommendations to support future peaceful presidential transitions.
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.