Contact Amanda Farnan Press Secretary (774) 571–3639 [email protected] Is the federal workforce due for a big growth spurt? April 12, 2021 Every once and while, usually around the start and end of administrations, a debate surfaces about the size of the federal workforce. There are studies. Some make the occasional comment about the workforce being too big or small. But when in doubt, it’s usually a safe assumption that the size of the federal workforce hasn’t changed all that much. And while there may be staffing losses at one agency, other organizations are usually hiring.