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Employment and Trends - January 2009

TABLE 12 -- FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT IN THE COMPETITIVE, EXCEPTED, AND SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BY BRANCH, SELECTED AGENCY, AND TYPE OF APPOINTMENT, UNITED STATES, DECEMBER 2008 AND JANUARY 2009
COMPETITIVE SERVICEEXCEPTED AND SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICES
AGENCYTOTAL*TOTAL*PERMANENT APPOINTMENTSTEMPORARY AND INDEFINITE APPOINTMENTSTOTAL*PERMANENT APPOINTMENTSTEMPORARY AND INDEFINITE APPOINTMENTS
TOTAL, ALL AGENCIES                            
     JANUARY 2009 2,660,818 * 1,315,703 * 1,281,251 * 34,452 * 1,345,115 * 1,143,107 * 202,008 *
     DECEMBER 2008 2,675,966 * 1,318,898 * 1,284,477 * 34,421 * 1,357,068 * 1,148,063 * 209,005 *
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH                            
     JANUARY 2009 29,927 * 2,427 * 2,421 * 6 * 27,500 * 8,944 * 18,556 *
     DECEMBER 2008 29,865 * 2,427 * 2,421 * 6 * 27,438 * 8,940 * 18,498 *
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE                            
     JANUARY 2009 3,129 * 1 * 1 * ... * 3,128 * 3,075 * 53 *
     DECEMBER 2008 3,129 * 1 * 1 * ... * 3,128 * 3,075 * 53 *
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE                            
     JANUARY 2009 2,378 * 2,318 * 2,313 * 5 * 60 * 33 * 27 *
     DECEMBER 2008 2,378 * 2,318 * 2,313 * 5 * 60 * 33 * 27 *
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS                            
     JANUARY 2009 3,865 * ... * ... * ... * 3,865 * 3,562 * 303 *
     DECEMBER 2008 3,865 * ... * ... * ... * 3,865 * 3,562 * 303 *
JUDICIAL BRANCH                            
     JANUARY 2009 33,385 * ... * ... * ... * 33,385 * 33,100 * 285 *
     DECEMBER 2008 33,385 * ... * ... * ... * 33,385 * 33,100 * 285 *
EXECUTIVE BRANCH                            
     JANUARY 2009 2,597,506 * 1,313,276 * 1,278,830 * 34,446 * 1,284,230 * 1,101,063 * 183,167 *
     DECEMBER 2008 2,612,716 * 1,316,471 * 1,282,056 * 34,415 * 1,296,245 * 1,106,023 * 190,222 *
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT                            
     JANUARY 2009 1,563 * 745 * 743 * 2 * 818 * 234 * 584 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,694 744 742 2 950 247 703
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS                            
     JANUARY 2009 1,707,950 * 1,178,632 * 1,147,149 * 31,483 * 529,318 * 430,267 * 99,051 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,705,704 1,180,514 1,149,395 31,119 525,190 428,927 96,263
DEPARTMENT OF STATE                            
     JANUARY 2009 14,644 8,586 7,329 1,257 6,058 4,554 1,504
     DECEMBER 2008 14,846 8,593 7,330 1,263 6,253 4,687 1,566
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY                            
     JANUARY 2009 104,937 * 97,504 * 96,398 * 1,106 * 7,433 * 6,738 * 695 *
     DECEMBER 2008 104,937 97,504 96,398 1,106 7,433 6,738 695
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE                            
     JANUARY 2009 653,570 528,752 513,068 15,684 124,818 97,548 27,270
     DECEMBER 2008 653,976 529,530 513,986 15,544 124,446 97,236 27,210
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY                            
     JANUARY 2009 246,090 192,492 182,278 10,214 53,598 38,731 14,867
     DECEMBER 2008 245,161 191,883 182,190 9,693 53,278 38,494 14,784
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY                            
     JANUARY 2009 175,544 151,755 149,659 2,096 23,789 21,896 1,893
     DECEMBER 2008 175,921 152,218 150,079 2,139 23,703 21,657 2,046
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE                            
     JANUARY 2009 148,431 114,585 112,005 2,580 33,846 28,345 5,501
     DECEMBER 2008 149,047 114,974 112,451 2,523 34,073 28,476 5,597
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY                            
     JANUARY 2009 22,003 20,380 20,237 143 1,623 1,231 392
     DECEMBER 2008 22,097 20,866 20,328 538 1,231 1,231 ...
OTHER DEFENSE ACTIVITIES (EXCLUDING DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY)                            
     JANUARY 2009 61,502 49,540 48,889 651 11,962 7,345 4,617
     DECEMBER 2008 61,750 49,589 48,938 651 12,161 7,378 4,783
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE                            
     JANUARY 2009 108,149 62,004 61,640 364 46,145 43,248 2,897
     DECEMBER 2008 108,291 62,139 61,771 368 46,152 43,212 2,940
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                            
     JANUARY 2009 65,514 56,376 52,170 4,206 9,138 3,006 6,132
     DECEMBER 2008 66,169 56,902 52,622 4,280 9,267 3,018 6,249
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE                            
     JANUARY 2009 91,645 83,195 79,332 3,863 8,450 2,218 6,232
     DECEMBER 2008 93,070 83,889 80,264 3,625 9,181 2,202 6,979
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE                            
     JANUARY 2009 52,008 30,999 30,010 989 21,009 9,597 11,412
     DECEMBER 2008 46,872 31,019 30,147 872 15,853 9,378 6,475
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR                            
     JANUARY 2009 16,000 14,209 13,971 238 1,791 1,616 175
     DECEMBER 2008 16,240 14,289 14,056 233 1,951 1,639 312
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES                            
     JANUARY 2009 64,321 50,196 49,805 391 14,125 5,366 8,759
     DECEMBER 2008 63,840 50,205 49,818 387 13,635 5,333 8,302
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT                            
     JANUARY 2009 9,556 8,605 8,596 9 951 788 163
     DECEMBER 2008 9,780 8,715 8,701 14 1,065 812 253
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                            
     JANUARY 2009 55,359 7,873 7,854 19 47,486 46,228 1,258
     DECEMBER 2008 55,606 7,914 7,896 18 47,692 46,414 1,278
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY                            
     JANUARY 2009 15,301 13,173 13,147 26 2,128 1,851 277
     DECEMBER 2008 15,395 13,180 13,159 21 2,215 1,868 347
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                            
     JANUARY 2009 4,036 3,216 3,214 2 820 665 155
     DECEMBER 2008 4,176 3,234 3,232 2 942 681 261
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS                            
     JANUARY 2009 281,789 132,369 129,942 2,427 149,420 126,590 22,830
     DECEMBER 2008 280,868 132,123 129,667 2,456 148,745 125,731 23,014
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY                            
     JANUARY 2009 171,121 81,575 80,673 902 89,546 80,254 9,292
     DECEMBER 2008 171,638 81,278 80,348 930 90,360 79,978 10,382
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES                            
     JANUARY 2009 887,993 * 133,899 * 130,938 * 2,961 * 754,094 * 670,562 * 83,532 *
     DECEMBER 2008 905,318 * 135,213 * 131,919 * 3,294 * 770,105 * 676,849 * 93,256 *
FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD OF GOVERNORS                            
     JANUARY 2009 1,873 * ... * ... * ... * 1,873 * 1,859 * 14 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,873 * ... * ... * ... * 1,873 * 1,859 * 14 *
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY                            
     JANUARY 2009 18,032 14,783 14,720 63 3,249 1,816 1,433
     DECEMBER 2008 18,103 14,788 14,705 83 3,315 1,844 1,471
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION                            
     JANUARY 2009 2,178 1,649 1,642 7 529 514 15
     DECEMBER 2008 2,183 1,648 1,642 6 535 515 20
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION                            
     JANUARY 2009 1,855 1,224 1,213 11 631 538 93
     DECEMBER 2008 1,860 1,229 1,218 11 631 543 88
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION                            
     JANUARY 2009 5,203 4,377 4,046 331 826 601 225
     DECEMBER 2008 5,085 * 4,297 * 4,041 * 256 * 788 * 571 * 217 *
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION                            
     JANUARY 2009 11,886 10,879 10,869 10 1,007 959 48
     DECEMBER 2008 12,007 10,970 10,960 10 1,037 946 91
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION                            
     JANUARY 2009 18,343 17,272 15,997 1,275 1,071 972 99
     DECEMBER 2008 18,424 17,378 16,098 1,280 1,046 937 109
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION                            
     JANUARY 2009 3,187 2,506 2,471 35 681 105 576
     DECEMBER 2008 3,241 2,514 2,483 31 727 102 625
NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD                            
     JANUARY 2009 1,616 * 871 * 869 * 2 * 745 * 722 * 23 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,616 871 869 2 745 722 23
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION                            
     JANUARY 2009 4,082 ... ... ... 4,082 3,889 193
     DECEMBER 2008 4,119 ... ... ... 4,119 3,911 208
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT                            
     JANUARY 2009 5,396 4,099 4,049 50 1,297 1,254 43
     DECEMBER 2008 5,407 4,092 4,061 31 1,315 1,267 48
RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD                            
     JANUARY 2009 957 942 942 ... 15 11 4
     DECEMBER 2008 963 948 948 ... 15 11 4
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION                            
     JANUARY 2009 3,673 2,079 2,067 12 1,594 1,494 100
     DECEMBER 2008 3,674 2,081 2,071 10 1,593 1,489 104
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION                            
     JANUARY 2009 4,072 3,318 2,441 877 754 213 541
     DECEMBER 2008 4,917 * 3,728 * 2,449 * 1,279 * 1,189 * 221 * 968 *
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION                            
     JANUARY 2009 4,942 * 4,767 * 4,698 * 69 * 175 * 94 * 81 *
     DECEMBER 2008 4,952 * 4,781 * 4,708 * 73 * 171 * 94 * 77 *
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION                            
     JANUARY 2009 62,625 54,442 54,414 28 8,183 7,520 663
     DECEMBER 2008 63,333 55,153 55,125 28 8,180 7,504 676
BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS                            
     JANUARY 2009 1,709 * 1,363 * 1,356 * 7 * 346 * 292 * 54 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,709 1,363 1,356 7 346 292 54
AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT                            
     JANUARY 2009 1,585 * 1,005 * 985 * 20 * 580 * 250 * 330 *
     DECEMBER 2008 1,585 * 1,005 * 985 * 20 * 580 * 250 * 330 *
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE                            
     JANUARY 2009 709,969 ... ... ... 709,969 632,800 77,169
     DECEMBER 2008 725,283 ... ... ... 725,283 639,032 86,251

*PRELIMINARY OR PREVIOUS MONTH'S EMPLOYMENT TOTALS (OR PORTIONS THEREOF) WERE USED FOR CURRENT MONTH. **REVISED.

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