Federal Workforce Statistics Sources: OPM and OMB

Source: Julie Jennings, Jared C. Nagel, Jerry W. Mansfield, Congressional Research Service, CRS Report, R43590, June 10, 2014

This report describes online tools, reports, and data compilations created by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that contain statistics about federal employees and the federal workforce. The report also describes key characteristics of each resource and briefly discusses selected methodological differences, with the intention of facilitating the selection of appropriate data for specific purposes. This report is not intended to be a definitive list of all information on the federal workforce. It describes significant and recurring products that contain specific data often requested by Members or congressional staff.