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Federal workforce growing under Trump administration

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.

Reader comments

Thu, Apr 25, 2019

Make America Great again, eliminate half of congress, senate along with other political appointees and worthless minion management. That would be very impressive financial savings.

Thu, Apr 25, 2019 Buddy K FAA Academy

The slight increase in federal workers is minor compared to the actual number employed. Let us continue to support this Administration in reshaping our government to be more efficient and productive. Remember, the government is only as good as it's current people

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