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According to recent data from the Office of Personnel Management and compiled by the Partnership for Public Service, 45 percent of the federal workforce is over the age of 50. Just more than 6 percent of the workforce is under the age of 30, with 1.2 percent of federal employees between ages 20-to-24. According to the data, agencies are still struggling to recruit federal employees out of college or new to the professional workplace.
Ahead of Public Service Recognition Week, the federal community will remind Americans that the employees who serve them are a diverse group of people who live and work throughout the country.
According to the Office of Personnel Management’s vast trove of federal employee data, they’re correct.
More federal employees work in California, for example, than the District of Columbia, Virginia or Maryland.
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The overall U.S. population continues to grow year over year, but the size of the federal workforce has varied in recent memory.
Nearly 63 percent of federal employees are white, while federal Hispanic and Latino employment sits at 8.9 percent. The Hispanic Council on Federal Employment has attempted
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Nicole Ogrysko is a reporter for Federal News Network focusing on the federal workforce and federal pay and benefits.