2017 – 2,653,247 full time executive branch employees
2018 – 2,667,447 (expected) full time executive branch employees
What will the future bring? According to OMB, a number of Federal agencies will add staff in 2019. Seven agencies are expected to increase hiring between 2018 and 2019, including the departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. This is welcome news considering that there are a plethora of vacancies in many agencies, especially at the executive management levels. When federal agencies are getting their feet held to the fire to produce even more results for the American people, it is an impossible victory when there are no bodies to lead the workforce.