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Employment and Trends - September 2009

Introduction & General Explanation - Employment and Trends of Federal Civilian Workforce Statistics

This section contains recent data "as of" the date shown on the publication cover.  Selected tables also contain data for the previous month.  Employment and Trends is available on a quarterly basis; however, data not contained in the report will be furnished upon request.  To request data, cite the table number(s) needed and send requests in writing to fedstats@opm.gov or U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Theodore Roosevelt Building (Room 2449), 1900 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20415.

The personnel summaries in Tables 1 and 17 present highlights of the information in Tables 2-16 and 18-31. Table 2 compares the current and previous month's Federal civilian employment by branch, agency, and area. Tables 3-6 and 16 include 13 month trends for employment, payrolls, Executive Branch employment by work schedule, and turnover.

Employment figures reflect an on board "head count" of the workforce at the end of the report period, and not full-time equivalent employment.  Monthly payroll varies from 20 to 30 workdays depending upon the report cycle.  This includes all salary and wages paid to all employees working during the month regardless of whether or not they were on board at the end of the month.

Due to the lag in reporting of transfers and variations in agency reporting periods, the net difference in turnovers (accessions and separa-tions) may not necessarily balance with net monthly changes in employment.  For example, a former agency does not prepare a separation personnel action for an employee who transfers to another agency until an accession notice is received from the new agency.

Where figures are expressed in thousands, each is rounded independently and not forced to add to rounded totals.  All figures are subject to revision.  Several tables present employment data for the Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA).  The Washington, DC-Maryland-Virginia-West Virginia CBSA includes the District of Columbia; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke, Fauquier, Spotsylvania, and Warren Counties; and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Fredericksburg in Virginia; Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; and Jefferson County in West Virginia.

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Description of Tables

Note: Due to rounding, percentages in tables do not add exactly to 100 percent.

TableDescription
Table 1 Federal Civilian Personnel Summary
Table 2 Comparison of Total Civilian Employment of the Federal Government by Branch, Agency, and Area as of August 2009 and September 2009
Table 3 Trend of Federal Civilian Employment by Branch, Selected Agency, and Area to September 2009
Table 4 Trend of Federal Civilian Payroll (in thousands of dollars) by Branch, Selected Agency, and Area to September 2009
Table 5 Trend of Federal Civilian Executive Branch Employment by Type of Position Occupied and Work Schedule to September 2009
Table 6 Trend of Federal Civilian Executive Branch Employment by Type of Appointment and Work Schedule to September 2009
Table 7 Total Employment and Full-Time Employment with Permanent Appointments by Selected Agency, September 2009
Table 8 Statistical Summary of Federal Civilian Employment
Table 9 Federal Civilian Employment and Payroll (in thousands of dollars) by Branch, Selected Agency, and Area, September 2009
Table 10 Federal Civilian Employment by Branch, Selected Agency, Area, and Work Schedule, August 2009 and September 2009 *
Table 11 Federal Civilian Employment in the Competitive, Excepted, and Senior Executive Services of the Federal Government by Branch, Selected Agency, and Type of Appointment, All Areas, August 2009 and September 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, August 2009 and September 2009
Table 13 Federal Civilian Employment in the Competitive, Excepted, and Senior Executive Services of the Federal Government by Branch, Selected Agency, and Type of Appointment, Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), August 2009 and September 2009 *
Table 14 Federal Civilian Employment by Branch, Selected Agency, Pay System and Area, August 2009 and September 2009
Table 15 Employment and Payroll (in thousands of dollars) of Selected Suborganizations within the Executive Departments, September 2009
Table 16 Trend of Federal Civilian Accessions and Separations by Branch and Area to September 2009
Table 17 Summary of Turnover Data
Table 18 Accessions by Type, Branch, and Selected Agency, All Areas, August 2009 and September 2009
Table 19 Accessions by Type, Branch, and Selected Agency, United States, August 2009 and September 2009 *
Table 20 Accessions by Type, Branch, and Selected Agency, Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), August 2009 and September 2009
Table 21 Accessions by Type, Branch, and Selected Agency, Overseas, August 2009 and September 2009 *
Table 22 Separations by Type, Branch, and Selected Agency, All Areas, August 2009 and September 2009
Table 23 Separations by Type, Branch, and Selected Agency, United States, August 2009 and September 2009 *
Table 24 Separations by Type, Branch, and Selected Agency, Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, August 2009 and September 2009
Table 25 Separations by Type, Branch, and Selected Agency, Overseas, August 2009 and September 2009 *
Table 26 Accessions to the Competitive, Excepted, and Senior Executive Services of the Federal Government by Branch and Selected Agency, All Areas, August 2009 and September 2009
Table 27 Accessions to the Competitive, Excepted, and Senior Executive Services of the Federal Government by Branch and Selected Agency, United States, August 2009 and September 2009 *
Table 28 Accessions to the Competitive, Excepted, and Senior Executive Services of the Federal Government by Branch and Selected Agency, Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV MSA, August 2009 and September 2009 *
Table 29 Accessions and Separations by Branch, Selected Agency, and Citizenship, All Areas, August 2009 and September 2009
Table 30 Accessions and Separations by Branch, Selected Agency, and Citizenship, United States, August 2009 and September 2009 *
Table 31 Accessions and Separations by Branch, Selected Agency, and Citizenship, Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV MSA, August 2009 and September 2009 *

* Data available upon request. Send email to: fedstats@opm.gov

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