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Federal Workforce Statistics Sources: OPM and OMB : Congressional Research Service (CRS) , June , 2022

June 2022

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From the introduction: “According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal workforce is composed of an estimated 2.1 million civilian workers. 1 Several federal agencies collect, compile, and publish statistics about this workforce. Sources may vary in their totals due to differences in the methods used to compile these statistics. For example, some sources rely on “head counts” of employees (OPM), some on total hours worked (such as the Office of Management and Budget [OMB]), some on surveys of employing agencies, and others on self-identification by workers surveyed in their homes.”



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