Fed workforce shrinking as result of executive order
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Aug 08, 2017
Federal agencies have cut nearly 11,000 jobs within the last six months, which is the most since 2013 when agencies were forced to take drastic measures to cut costs during the sequestration, Government Executive reports.
A Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report indicates that non-postal federal agencies employed 2,188,900 workers at the end of July, down 2,200 from June and 10,700 from January, when Trump took office, according to the reports.
The article notes that agencies also turned in preliminary drafts of short and long-term strategies to cut employee tolls on June 30, as a part of President Trump’s Executive order aimed at reducing the civilian workforce.