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U.S. Office of Personnel Management - Ensuring the Federal Government has an effective civilian workforce

FedScope Employment Cubes


This set of quarterly cubes provides employee population data.  Please see note below, regarding suppression for all measure values when employment count is "less than 12". The numbers reflect the actual number of employees at the end of a quarter but, for many agencies, may actually reflect employment at the end of the pay period just prior to the end of the quarter.

The following dimensions (workforce characteristics) are available for analysis in these cubes:

  1. Who (about the employees)
    • Age (5 year interval)
    • Education Level
    • Gender
    • Length of Service (5 year interval)

  2. What (about their positions)
    • General Schedule and Equivalent Grade
    • Occupation
    • Occupation Category
    • Pay Plan and Grade
    • Salary Level ($10,000 interval)
    • STEM Occupations
    • Supervisory Status
    • Type of Appointment
    • Work Schedule
    • Work Status

  3. Where
    • Agency
    • Location (U.S. State, U.S. Territories, and Foreign Countries)
      • U.S. County excluded starting in March 2004
    • Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
      • MSA excluded starting in March 2004

The following three measures (statistics) are available in these cubes:

  1. Employment counts (default measure)
  2. Average Salary
  3. Average Length of Service

Please note:  All three measure values for this cube are suppressed for all tables/crosstabs depicting small cells (i.e. employment count is less than 12).  All three measure values will appear as "NA" across all available dimensions when employment counts are "less than 12".

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By default, the first two dimensions (Agency and Location) are displayed as your rows and columns within your data display (crosstab).  You can easily customize your own view for each Employment data cube.

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