Author Adam Andrzejewski of RealClearPolicy
The U.S. government has 1.4 million employees in regulatory agencies, currently at $ 130.3 billion, up from $ 1.35 million in 2016.
In addition to the Department of Defense and US Postal Service, the figure jumps to 2.8 million civil servants at $ 217 billion, $ 225 billion after a change in prices, according to a new management report from OpenTheBooks, “Creating a Wetland Map: Administrative State Study (FY2020).”
This does not have the missing data oodles because the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has banned payments from several agencies.
When OPM provided OpenTheBooks with a federal fee from the Right to Apply, the agency imposed bonuses on all payments without any method of calculating bonuses, destroying transparency.
Pension payments are not exempt from the Right to Demand, and out of the 2.8 million payroll records, there were 957,547 registered names – more than a third of the employees mentioned at FOIA’s request.
Most of the modified names – 698,547 – were ordinary DOD employees. Some of the missing items were replaced by payroll, compensation and 34,000 job titles, only to provide payment.
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There were 259,000 changed names between the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, and many other agencies. That’s a lot higher than the 3,500 shares we saw our 2016 report.
How can tax collectors know what they are paying for with large missing pieces?
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