A budget appropriation history at page 11 of the Justification which reports data showing that OFCCP’s budget has held relatively steady under both Democrat and Republican Administrations over the past decade, hovering between a little over $105 Million in FY 2012 to a one-year low in recent history of a little under $100 Million (in FY 2013) to almost $106 Million in each of the last two years with an average of just over $104 Million in each of the last 10 years going back to the third year of the Obama Administration.
In that same 10-year time-span, however, OFCCP’s employee headcount has dropped steadily each and every year (down 304 employees), and at even a greater rate during the Obama Administration (199 employees in the five reporting years of the Obama Administration which OFCCP’s Budget Justification reports = 39.8 employees on average per year OFCCP headcount decrease (199 divided by 5)) than during the Trump Administration (105 employees in four years = only 26.25 employees on average per year headcount decrease (105 divided by 4)). However, adding in all years of the Obama Administration (including the three prior years not reported in the OFCCP’s FY 2022 Budget Justification), the Obama Administration erosion over eight years was only an average of 33 employees per year (232 employees divided by 7). Collectively, over the last 12 budget cycles (since 2010), OFCCP has lost 337 employees (232 during the Obama years and 105 during the one term of the Trump Administration) for a total annual average loss of ~30.6 employees per year (337 divided by 11).
It is also very important to note that the Obama Administration started with an OFCCP headcount of only 585 from the hand-off from the Bush Administration. However, the Obama Administration OFCCP received a substantial budget increase in FY 2010 (+23%) following the large mandate President Obama earned at the polls in 2008. This one-time (largest ever-to-date) budget increase allowed OFCCP, for the first time, to crack the $100 Million budget ceiling. More importantly, it catapulted OFCCP headcount, for a brief moment, by 203 employees to a total of 788 OFCCP employees for FY 2010. The next year, however, (FY 2011) OFCCP resumed its steady stairstep-down headcount decrease, year-by-year, through the first and second terms of the Obama Administration and again in each year of the four-year Trump Administration (which began in the second quarter of FY 2017). The annual OFCCP headcount erosion eventually wiped out, by the end of the Obama Administration in FY 2017, the entirety of the Obama FY 2010 employee build-up…and then some…and then headcount kept steadily decreasing during the Trump OFCCP for the 11th year in a row.Here is the last 10-year headcount erosion report as taken from OFCCP’s FY 2022 Congressional Budget Justification filed with the Congress on Friday:
– 735 – in FY 2012, the third Obama Administration budget year, to
– 729 (-6) – in FY 2013, to
– 683 (-46) – in FY 2014, the first year of the second Obama Administration, to
– 621 (-62), to
– 615 (-6), to
– 556 (-59) – in FY 2017, the last Obama Administration budget year), to
– 514 (-42), to
– 500 (-14) – in FY 2019, to
– 472 (-28), to
– 451 (-21) – in current FY 2021, the last Trump Administration budget year).So, while OFCCP’s budget was relatively steady over the last decade, its employee headcount has nonetheless decreased each and every year and has collectively plummeted an eye-popping 304 employees in the last 10 years (a ~40% loss of employee headcount in that window period (304 divided by 755)).