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Public Workforce and Salaries Data

Management & Labor

Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

Hundreds of computer servers worldwide that store patient X-rays and MRIs are so insecure that anyone with a Web browser or a few lines of computer code can view patient records. One expert warned about it for years.

By Jack Gillum, Jeff Kao and Jeff Larson, ProPublica  |  September 17, 2019
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Management & Labor

Where the Government Workforce Is (And Isn't) Keeping Up With Growth

Per capita public employment dropped the most in Alaska and Arizona, while other states are expanding their workforces.

By Michael Maciag  |  August 28, 2019
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Public Workforce and Salaries Data

Federal Employee Salaries By State

Numbers of federal workers in each state, broken out by salary level.

By Michael Maciag  |  February 5, 2019
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Workforce

States With Substantial Numbers of Lower-Wage Federal Workers

A few hundred thousand federal employees earn relatively low wages, and their numbers vary significantly across states.

By Mike Maciag  |  February 5, 2019
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Finance

Finance Employees Are Fastest-Growing Segment of Local Government Workforce

Local governments in nearly all states reported slight increases in staffing for accounting, budgeting and other areas of public finance.

By Michael Maciag  |  November 6, 2018
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Workforce

Why Unions' Supreme Court Loss May Not Be as Bad as It Seems

It’s widely assumed that the Janus ruling dealt public-sector unions a major blow. But the numbers may play out differently.

By Mike Maciag  |  September 5, 2018
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Management & Labor

More Governments Turning to Gig Economy for Help

A new survey provides a look at how states and localities are using gig workers.

By Michael Maciag  |  May 30, 2018
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Management & Labor

56 AGs Join Forces Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, attorneys general from every U.S. state and territory signed a letter asking Congress to stop employers from forcing sexual harassment claims to be resolved out of court.

By Natalie Delgadillo  |  February 13, 2018
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Management & Labor

How Automation Could Impact the Public Workforce

New studies shed light on the job security of certain government jobs in an increasingly digital age.

By Michael Maciag  |  January 4, 2018
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Public Safety & Justice

Some Police Departments Are Adding Staff for the First Time in Years

But while many cities are beefing up their forces, others are still feeling the effects of the recession.

By Michael Maciag  |  November 20, 2017
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Management & Labor

The States Cutting Their Government Workforce

A few areas of state government appear to be shrinking nationwide.

By Michael Maciag  |  October 3, 2017
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