Federal workforce growing under Trump administration
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Apr 23, 2019
The civil service workforce has increased slightly under the Trump administration, despite promises to reduce the overall number of federal employees, Government Executive reports.
Governmentwide, the workforce has increased by 3,000 employees, in large part, because of hiring boosts at the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, the article notes, adding that at the same time nearly every agency has cut positions— some by double-digit percentages.
Meanwhile, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director for Management Margaret Weichert is adamant that the administration is not trying to cut the federal workforce, and instead is focused on trying to boost and reskill the federal workforce, according to the report.