In a dramatic government turnabout, the federal civilian workforce has grown for 13 consecutive months, and is now slightly larger than when President Obama first took office in early 2009, in the depths of the recession.
A new report by Government Executive says federal agencies that were once hamstrung by tight budget caps and across the board spending cuts that necessitated downsizing and temporary hiring freezes have picked up the pace in hiring new workers or filling long-standing vacancies.
Frankly I do not believe the article for one minute. When obama came in federal workers increased as well as pay. Government loves to add more people to increase their “importance” and their budget which is geared to spending everything they have and asking for more. The only department which has seen cuts is the military and that even is subject to review for some of the excesses we have read about.
The fact is many of these agencies should be trimmed and even eliminated because they do nothing or are duplicates which are more job fillers than needed.