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The federal workforce is mostly white, according to 2017 data from the Office of Personnel Management. The Obama administration made pains to boost Hispanic and Latino federal employment in recent years, but totals have been very slowly trending upward by 0.1 percent a year. The trend appears to have fared better in fiscal 2017. Hispanics and Latinos made up 8.9 percent of the federal workforce, slightly better than 8.6 percent total in fiscal 2016.
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.
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