Fed workforce shrinking as result of executive order

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.

Reader comments

Fri, Aug 11, 2017

well next start on the management bloat, political appointees and many of the worthless SES positions. When it comes to management bloat they have retired on the job work few hours and make themselves a great bonus where each management bloat justifies why they are so needed.

Wed, Aug 9, 2017

In other words, 10,700 people out of work in 8 months.

Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Our agency is adding jobs when it should not

Wed, Aug 9, 2017

C'mon. This has nothing to do with Trump's executive order. Senator's, the People's House and MSM have been hammering on the fed workforce throughout the entire obummer administrations. The tsumani started about 2009 and NOW it's a big deal? VERY fake news.

Wed, Aug 9, 2017

In other words, less than 1/2 per cent in 8 months.

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