Over time, the federal work force has significantly shrunk compared to the overall U.S. population. In 1969, there were three million federal employees serving 203 million Americans. In 2009, there were 2.8 million federal employees serving 307 million Americans.
Therefore, now there are 200,000 fewer federal employees serving more than 100 million more Americans.
We have the finest civil service system in the world, and our federal employees are "The Heartbeat of America." They do an amazing job, considering they are undermanned.
Civil servants are patriotic, and many federal employees and retirees have served in the armed forces prior to their civilian capacity with the goverment. Federal employees and retirees are willing to make sacrifices to reduce the federal deficit, but they do not want Congress to unfairly single out those that serve or have served their country for those cuts to their salaries and benefits.
President Uncompahgre Chapter 1039
National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employeesblog comments powered by Disqus