Washington Post, Syracuse Herald American
September 2, 2001

Detailed staffing data obtained by TRAC from the Office of Personnel Management show that the basic nature of the federal work force substantially changed from 1975 to 2000. Overall, the number of civilian employees declined by about one third in relation to population during the last quarter of a century. At the same time, however, law enforcement staff--criminal investigators, lawyers, prison guards--surged. Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post and John O'Brien of the Syracuse Herald American were among the reporters who talked with sociologists, government officials and others to explore what the changing patterns have been.






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