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May 5, 2008
Contact: OMB Communications, 202-395-7254

New Acquisition Report Show a Net Increase in Acquisition Workforce Personnel

Washington, DC — Today, OMB released the Annual Report on the Federal Acquisition Workforce for fiscal year 2007.  The report, prepared annually since 1977 by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI), provides demographics on the acquisition workforce.  Major findings from the report include the following:

  • Since 2001, there has been a net increase in the acquisition workforce of 1,826 employees, from 26,608 in 2001 to 28,434 in 2007;
  • More than 50% of the acquisition workforce will be eligible to retire over the next ten years; and
  • The average age of the workforce is decreasing.

This report shows trends in federal workforce data by occupational series, employment level, grade, educational level, and shows turnover and hiring for fiscal year 2007.  Enhancements to this year’s report include general information on program and project managers as well as contracting officer technical representatives.

“The information from this report and access to new OFPP and FAI workforce initiatives, such as the Federal Acquisition Intern Coalition, allow federal managers to anticipate workforce issues, make future projections, and prepare human capital plans that meet the demands of the agency,” said OFPP Administrator, Paul A. Denett.

The report can be found at