President Donald Trump wants to eliminate funding for 19 small, independent federal agencies, according to his fiscal 2018 budget blueprint. In total, these agencies would make a relatively small dent in the overall $1.1 trillion budget and would likely eliminate salaries for about 1,620 federal employees, a rough estimate due to the availability of data. Here’s a breakdown of what each of the 19 agencies do, how much they funding they received from Congress in fiscal 2016 and now under the current continuing resolution and how many full time people they employ. The numbers below show the most recently available data, in most cases from 2016 or 2015.
The 2016 Best Places to Work rankings are out from the Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte. Familiar faces appear at the top of the rankings, but some large agencies, like the Agriculture Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and National Endowment for the Arts saw large improvements this year.
The NEA’s CIO, Mike Burke, has more on his plate since the ARRA passed. June 17, 2010