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Data, Analysis & Documentation Federal Employment Reports

Employment and Trends - March 2012

TABLE 26 -- ACCESSIONS TO THE COMPETITIVE, EXCEPTED, AND SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BY BRANCH AND SELECTED
TOTALACCESSIONS TO THE   COMPETITIVE SERVICE  ACCESSIONS TO THE  EXCEPTED AND SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICES 
TOTALNEW HIRESOTHERTOTALNEW HIRESOTHER
AGENCYNUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATENUMBER*RATE
TOTAL, ALL AGENCIES                                          
MARCH 2012 74,723 * 2.73 39,037 * 2.61 16,902 * 1.13 22,135 * 1.48 35,686 * 2.86 30,673 * 2.46 5,013 * 0.40
DECEMBER 2011 73,278 ** 2.66 28,531 ** 1.90 15,793 ** 1.05 12,738 ** 0.85 44,747 ** 3.56 38,198 ** 3.04 6,549 ** 0.52
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH                                          
MARCH 2012 159 * 1.25 18 * 0.25 12 * 0.16 6 * 0.08 141 * 1.36 130 * 1.25 11 * 0.11
DECEMBER 2011 156 * 1.22 18 * 0.78 12 * 0.52 6 * 0.26 138 * 1.32 128 * 1.23 10 * 0.10
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE                                          
MARCH 2012 27 * 0.85 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... 27 * 0.85 27 * 0.85 ... * ...
DECEMBER 2011 27 * 0.85 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... 27 * 0.85 27 * 0.85 ... * ...
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE                                          
MARCH 2012 18 * 0.76 18 * 0.78 12 * 0.52 6 * 0.26 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ...
DECEMBER 2011 18 * 0.76 18 * 0.78 12 * 0.52 6 * 0.26 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ...
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS                                          
MARCH 2012 69 * 1.78 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... 69 * 1.78 63 * 1.63 6 * 0.15
DECEMBER 2011 69 * 1.78 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... 69 * 1.78 63 * 1.63 6 * 0.15
JUDICIAL BRANCH                                          
MARCH 2012 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... ... * ...
DECEMBER 2011 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... ... * ...
EXECUTIVE BRANCH                                          
MARCH 2012 74,547 * 2.73 39,019 * 2.62 16,890 * 1.13 22,129 * 1.48 35,528 * 2.88 30,527 * 2.47 5,001 * 0.40
DECEMBER 2011 73,076 ** 2.66 28,513 ** 1.90 15,781 ** 1.05 12,732 ** 0.85 44,563 ** 3.58 38,070 ** 3.06 6,493 ** 0.52
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT                                          
MARCH 2012 79 * 4.23 20 * 2.63 13 * 1.71 7 * 0.92 59 * 5.32 49 * 4.42 10 * 0.90
DECEMBER 2011 83 * 4.37 7 * 0.92 4 * 0.52 3 * 0.39 76 * 6.70 73 * 6.44 3 * 0.26
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS                                          
MARCH 2012 57,648 * 2.99 37,749 * 2.81 16,041 * 1.20 21,708 * 1.62 19,899 * 3.41 15,271 * 2.62 4,628 * 0.79
DECEMBER 2011 47,704 * 2.46 27,077 * 2.01 14,745 * 1.09 12,332 * 0.91 20,627 * 3.51 14,558 * 2.48 6,069 * 1.03
DEPARTMENT OF STATE                                          
MARCH 2012 856 * 2.11 157 * 1.55 132 * 1.31 25 * 0.25 699 * 2.29 413 * 1.35 286 * 0.94
DECEMBER 2011 856 2.11 157 1.55 132 1.31 25 0.25 699 2.29 413 1.35 286 0.94
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY                                          
MARCH 2012 14,422 13.00 14,113 13.48 2,941 2.81 11,172 10.67 309 4.92 211 3.36 98 1.56
DECEMBER 2011 5,724 * 5.32 5,361 * 5.29 396 * 0.39 4,965 * 4.90 363 * 5.74 311 * 4.91 52 * 0.82
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE                                          
MARCH 2012 22,087 2.88 12,712 2.04 7,682 1.23 5,030 0.81 9,375 6.56 6,300 4.41 3,075 2.15
DECEMBER 2011 20,160 2.62 12,002 1.92 7,792 1.25 4,210 0.67 8,158 5.65 3,690 2.56 4,468 3.09
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY                                          
MARCH 2012 8,783 3.07 4,712 2.08 2,935 1.30 1,777 0.79 4,071 6.81 2,276 3.81 1,795 3.00
DECEMBER 2011 6,364 2.22 3,250 1.43 3,170 1.40 80 0.04 3,114 5.18 316 0.53 2,798 4.65
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY                                          
MARCH 2012 4,742 2.37 2,980 1.70 2,077 1.19 903 0.52 1,762 7.15 1,407 5.71 355 1.44
DECEMBER 2011 5,094 2.54 3,091 1.76 2,079 1.19 1,012 0.58 2,003 8.00 1,234 4.93 769 3.07
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE                                          
MARCH 2012 4,483 2.56 2,073 1.50 1,271 0.92 802 0.58 2,410 6.64 1,726 4.76 684 1.89
DECEMBER 2011 4,183 2.37 2,359 1.69 1,357 0.97 1,002 0.72 1,824 4.96 1,230 3.34 594 1.61
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY                                          
MARCH 2012 1,118 4.42 968 3.97 291 1.19 677 2.78 150 16.16 98 10.55 52 5.60
DECEMBER 2011 1,032 4.06 866 3.54 218 0.89 648 2.65 166 17.36 60 6.28 106 11.09
OTHER DEFENSE ACTIVITIES (EXCLUDING DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY)                                          
MARCH 2012 2,961 3.67 1,979 3.34 1,108 1.87 871 1.47 982 4.61 793 3.72 189 0.89
DECEMBER 2011 3,487 4.33 2,436 4.12 968 1.64 1,468 2.49 1,051 4.90 850 3.96 201 0.94
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE                                          
MARCH 2012 938 0.80 515 0.78 501 0.76 14 0.02 423 0.83 422 0.83 1 ...
DECEMBER 2011 2,440 2.08 1,083 1.63 1,036 1.56 47 0.07 1,357 2.67 1,357 2.67 ... ...
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                                          
MARCH 2012 4,053 5.87 2,832 4.84 844 1.44 1,988 3.40 1,221 11.60 924 8.78 297 2.82
DECEMBER 2011 2,632 3.61 1,583 2.60 871 1.43 712 1.17 1,049 8.69 758 6.28 291 2.41
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE                                          
MARCH 2012 3,427 3.78 2,724 3.31 800 0.97 1,924 2.34 703 8.39 570 6.80 133 1.59
DECEMBER 2011 2,104 2.15 1,160 1.32 655 0.74 505 0.57 944 9.52 828 8.35 116 1.17
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE                                          
MARCH 2012 286 * 0.64 153 * 0.45 124 * 0.36 29 * 0.08 133 * 1.24 119 * 1.11 14 * 0.13
DECEMBER 2011 286 0.64 153 0.44 124 0.36 29 0.08 133 1.28 119 1.15 14 0.14
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR                                          
MARCH 2012 347 2.00 243 1.55 190 1.22 53 0.34 104 6.03 100 5.80 4 0.23
DECEMBER 2011 572 3.31 433 2.78 329 2.11 104 0.67 139 8.18 138 8.12 1 0.06
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES                                          
MARCH 2012 2,857 3.99 1,310 2.31 954 1.68 356 0.63 1,547 10.41 1,518 10.21 29 0.20
DECEMBER 2011 3,314 4.64 1,249 2.20 895 1.57 354 0.62 2,065 14.24 2,011 13.87 54 0.37
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT                                          
MARCH 2012 48 0.51 38 0.45 20 0.24 18 0.21 10 0.99 7 0.70 3 0.30
DECEMBER 2011 30 0.32 9 0.11 7 0.08 2 0.02 21 1.91 11 1.00 10 0.91
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                                          
MARCH 2012 972 * 1.69 99 * 1.18 72 * 0.86 27 * 0.32 873 * 1.78 721 * 1.47 152 * 0.31
DECEMBER 2011 972 1.69 99 1.17 72 0.85 27 0.32 873 1.78 721 1.47 152 0.31
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY                                          
MARCH 2012 207 1.31 143 1.03 78 0.56 65 0.47 64 3.31 45 2.32 19 0.98
DECEMBER 2011 268 1.67 190 1.35 114 0.81 76 0.54 78 3.97 48 2.44 30 1.53
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION                                          
MARCH 2012 143 * 3.18 37 * 1.10 27 * 0.80 10 * 0.30 106 * 9.43 95 * 8.45 11 * 0.98
DECEMBER 2011 143 * 3.18 37 * 1.10 27 * 0.80 10 * 0.30 106 * 9.43 95 * 8.45 11 * 0.98
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS                                          
MARCH 2012 3,185 * 1.00 1,198 * 0.85 861 * 0.61 337 * 0.24 1,987 * 1.13 1,801 * 1.02 186 * 0.11
DECEMBER 2011 3,185 1.01 1,198 0.85 861 0.61 337 0.24 1,987 1.14 1,801 1.03 186 0.11
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY                                          
MARCH 2012 3,820 1.99 1,475 1.29 815 0.72 660 0.58 2,345 3.01 2,025 2.60 320 0.41
DECEMBER 2011 5,018 2.60 2,363 2.08 1,434 1.26 929 0.82 2,655 3.34 2,257 2.84 398 0.50
INDEPENDENT AGENCIES                                          
MARCH 2012 16,820 * 2.11 1,250 * 0.85 836 * 0.57 414 * 0.28 15,570 * 2.39 15,207 * 2.34 363 * 0.06
DECEMBER 2011 25,289 ** 3.14 1,429 ** 0.96 1,032 ** 0.69 397 ** 0.27 23,860 ** 3.64 23,439 ** 3.58 421 ** 0.06
FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD OF GOVERNORS                                          
MARCH 2012 6 * 0.32 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... 6 * 0.32 6 * 0.32 ... * ...
DECEMBER 2011 6 * 0.32 ... * ... ... * ... ... * ... 6 * 0.32 6 * 0.32 ... * ...
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY                                          
MARCH 2012 163 0.88 86 0.56 70 0.45 16 0.10 77 2.50 67 2.18 10 0.33
DECEMBER 2011 242 1.30 121 0.78 90 0.58 31 0.20 121 3.84 86 2.73 35 1.11
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION                                          
MARCH 2012 4 0.17 2 0.11 2 0.11 ... ... 2 0.34 1 0.17 1 0.17
DECEMBER 2011 1 0.04 ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 0.17 ... ... 1 0.17
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION                                          
MARCH 2012 15 0.86 4 0.35 3 0.26 1 0.09 11 1.86 10 1.69 1 0.17
DECEMBER 2011 3 0.17 1 0.09 1 0.09 ... ... 2 0.33 2 0.33 ... ...
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION                                          
MARCH 2012 128 * 1.54 67 * 1.00 45 * 0.67 22 * 0.33 61 * 3.82 38 * 2.38 23 * 1.44
DECEMBER 2011 128 1.53 67 1.03 45 0.69 22 0.34 61 3.29 38 2.05 23 1.24
GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION                                          
MARCH 2012 269 2.12 165 1.37 93 0.77 72 0.60 104 16.16 99 15.38 5 0.78
DECEMBER 2011 166 1.30 122 1.01 66 0.54 56 0.46 44 7.22 32 5.25 12 1.97
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION                                          
MARCH 2012 115 * 0.63 51 * 0.29 33 * 0.19 18 * 0.10 64 * 7.51 29 * 3.40 35 * 4.11
DECEMBER 2011 115 0.62 51 0.29 33 0.19 18 0.10 64 7.16 29 3.24 35 3.91
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION                                          
MARCH 2012 119 * 3.40 33 * 1.19 22 * 0.79 11 * 0.40 86 * 11.78 53 * 7.26 33 * 4.52
DECEMBER 2011 119 3.39 33 1.19 22 0.79 11 0.40 86 11.76 53 7.25 33 4.51
NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD                                          
MARCH 2012 18 1.09 1 0.11 ... ... 1 0.11 17 2.19 8 1.03 9 1.16
DECEMBER 2011 20 1.18 10 1.11 7 0.78 3 0.33 10 1.25 4 0.50 6 0.75
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION                                          
MARCH 2012 18 0.45 ... ... ... ... ... ... 18 0.45 17 0.43 1 0.03
DECEMBER 2011 19 0.47 ... ... ... ... ... ... 19 0.47 12 0.30 7 0.17
OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT                                          
MARCH 2012 177 3.18 140 2.79 90 1.79 50 1.00 37 6.87 31 5.76 6 1.11
DECEMBER 2011 110 1.86 74 1.47 47 0.94 27 0.54 36 4.05 18 2.02 18 2.02
RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD                                          
MARCH 2012 7 * 0.73 6 * 0.64 4 * 0.42 2 * 0.21 1 * 6.67 1 * 6.67 ... * ...
DECEMBER 2011 7 * 0.73 6 * 0.64 4 * 0.42 2 * 0.21 1 * 6.67 1 * 6.67 ... * ...
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION                                          
MARCH 2012 59 1.53 25 1.19 16 0.76 9 0.43 34 1.93 30 1.70 4 0.23
DECEMBER 2011 93 2.42 40 1.91 30 1.43 10 0.48 53 3.02 47 2.68 6 0.34
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION                                          
MARCH 2012 281 * 6.96 210 * 6.12 97 * 2.83 113 * 3.30 71 * 11.68 56 * 9.21 15 * 2.47
DECEMBER 2011 281 * 6.96 210 * 6.12 97 * 2.83 113 * 3.30 71 * 11.68 56 * 9.21 15 * 2.47
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION                                          
MARCH 2012 103 * 2.06 62 * 1.28 52 * 1.07 10 * 0.21 41 * 25.08 36 * 22.02 5 * 3.06
DECEMBER 2011 101 * 2.02 60 * 1.24 50 * 1.03 10 * 0.21 41 * 24.12 36 * 21.18 5 * 2.94
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION                                          
MARCH 2012 167 0.25 33 0.05 29 0.05 4 0.01 134 3.20 16 0.38 118 2.82
DECEMBER 2011 554 0.83 271 0.44 266 0.43 5 0.01 283 6.44 118 2.68 165 3.75
BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS                                          
MARCH 2012 23 1.21 23 1.63 23 1.63 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
DECEMBER 2011 21 * 1.09 15 * 1.06 10 * 0.71 5 * 0.35 6 * 1.18 6 * 1.18 ... * ...
U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT                                          
MARCH 2012 222 * 8.83 60 * 5.96 48 * 4.77 12 * 1.19 162 * 10.74 162 * 10.74 ... * ...
DECEMBER 2011 222 * 8.83 60 * 5.96 48 * 4.77 12 * 1.19 162 * 10.74 162 * 10.74 ... * ...
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE                                          
MARCH 2012 14,012 2.31 ... ... ... ... ... ... 14,012 2.31 13,967 2.30 45 0.01
DECEMBER 2011 22,284 3.65 ... ... ... ... ... ... 22,284 3.65 22,272 3.64 12 ...

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

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