Study: contractor workforce is growing faster than federal jobs.Federal contracts generated more than 5 million jobs in 2002. according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. an estimate by Eagle Eye Publishers for the Brookings Institution's Center for Public Service.
Nearly 3 million additional jobs were supported by federal grants. Taken together, grant and contract employees outnumber out·num·ber
tr.v. out·num·bered, out·num·ber·ing, out·num·bers
To exceed the number of; be more numerous than.
to exceed in number: federal government employees by about two-to-one. the study found.
The number of contract and grant jobs has grown by 1. 1 million since 1999. "The government's largely-hidden workforce created through contracts and grants has reached its highest level since before the end of the Cold War," said the center's director, Paul Light.
He said some of the post- post- word element [L.], after; behind.
1. After; later: postpartum.
2. Behind; posterior to: postaxial. 1999 growth occurred in the final year of the Clinton administration Noun 1. Clinton administration - the executive under President Clinton
executive - persons who administer the law , but most of the new on- and off-budget jobs appear to reflect increased spending under the Bush administration. Many of these jobs have been added at agencies involved in the war on terrorism Terrorist acts and the threat of Terrorism have occupied the various law enforcement agencies in the U.S. government for many years. The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, as amended by the usa patriot act , but many have also been added at domestic agencies.
The study found that the growth in contract and grant-generated employment has occurred in all areas of government except for Energy, NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Independent U.S. and several domestic agencies.
By itself, the Department of Defense accounts for roughly 500,000 of' the new contract- and grant-generated jobs, while domestic agencies account for slightly more.
The growth in defense has come entirely through contracts, while the growth in non-defense employment has been split one-third/two-thirds between contracts and grants respectively. Light said it is impossible to calculate how many of these jobs were created through congressional earmarks of one kind or another.
Increased defense spending for weapons systems accounts for a large share of the increased contract workforce. Service contract jobs grew the fastest at the General Service Administration, largely driven by the growing popularity of GSA (1) (Global mobile Suppliers Association, Sawbridgeworth, U.K., www.gsacom.com) A membership organization of suppliers of GSM products and services. Its goal is to promote GSM as the worldwide mobile communications standard. See GSM Association and GSM. schedules for purchasing information technology services.
According to a 1999 public opinion survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates on behalf of the Center for Public Service, roughly two in five U.S. households contain someone who works either directly for the federal government or indirectly through contracts, grants, or mandates.