All New 2006 Report!

2006 Edition: U.S. Office of Personnel Management Report
A. Overview
(Web Posted 6/14/06 -- Adversity.Net 2006)

All New 2006 Report!

In FY 2005 the feds fired or retired 4,179 white guys.  At the same time, the feds managed to hire 6,238 new preferred minorities.

[June 14, 2006 -- Washington, DC]   Today Adversity.Net released it's sixth annual report of federal over hiring of selected minorities.  Our report is based upon the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) annual report to Congress "Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program" (FEORP).

          Of course, OPM doesn't call it "over hiring" of minorities.  They call it "meeting or exceeding affirmative action goals."

          According to the feds' own statistics, equal opportunity recruitment is almost all about blacks.  To a far lesser extent, of course, it also benefits other preferred groups such as Hispanics, Asian Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans.  But the overwhelming beneficiaries of "affirmative action" in the federal government are are, and have always been, blacks.

Adversity.Net supports all of our assertions in this article with the government's own statistics.  In the interest of full disclosure, we have published all of our computations and assumptions, as well as the detailed government data which we used in arriving at our conclusions.

See particularly Definitions and Computations


          The feds have over hired blacks by such an overwhelming margin in all 22 independent federal agencies that it is difficult to see the over-quota hiring of the other minorities.

Top 3 Independent Agencies for Blacks
Above: Top three independent agencies for Blacks vs. all other minorities.
          For example, in the graphic to the left, while the EEOC hired Hispanics by 98% above their racial quota, that accomplishment is dwarfed by the 427% by which blacks were over hired by EEOC.

          Blacks were over hired at the Court Services and Offender Services agency by 841%.  And at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation by 405%.

Top 3 Executive Depts. for Blacks
Above: Top three executive departments for Blacks vs. all other minorities.
          The situation is similar in the 18 federal executive departments. 

          The Dept. of Education over hired blacks by 333% over their proportion in the available labor pool (which the feds call "the Relevant Civilian Labor Force", or RCLF.)

          The Dept. of Housing and Urban Development over hired blacks by 334% over their proportion in the available labor pool.

          And the Veterans Administration over hired blacks by 148%.

Anti-White-Male Bias:

          The pattern of anti-white-male bias in favor of black preferences has been extremely consistent over the past several years during which we have analyzed the OPM's racial hiring data.  While OPM has studiously avoided posting any explicit data about the impact of these policies upon non-preferred groups such as white males, OPM has not been able to keep itself from letting slip little semantic and statistical hints about it's anti-white and anti-white-male bias.

          Here are the few anti-white, boastful, racial factoids we have gleaned just from the introductions and executive summaries of the past several years' OPM reports:

In FY 2005 ...

The feds fired or retired 4,179 white guys.

But the feds hired 6,238 new minorities.

          The executive summary to the OPM report states that in FY 2005 the federal workforce increased by only 2,059 but that federal minority hiring increased by 6,238.  By our math, that means that 6,238 new minorities minus 2,059 new jobs = 4,179 whites were "unhired" by the feds in FY 2005.

          Stated another way: the feds hired 6,238 minorities and fired or retired 4,179 white guys.

-- Source: FEORP FY 2005, Page 5 at para. 5

In FY 2004 ...

56% of new fed jobs were filled by minorities.

Only 44% of new fed jobs were filled by "whites".

          Of the 37,595 new federal jobs created in FY2004 21,078 of them -- 56% -- were filled by minorities.

          Only 44% of new federal jobs in FY 2004 were filled by "whites".

-- Source: FEORP FY 2004, Page 9 at para. 6

In FY 2003 ...

While fed employment declined by 6,665 this year, the feds had a net gain of 864 new minority employees.

One suspects that means that there was a net loss of 5,801 whites.

          "The permanent Federal Workforce ... declined by 6,665 from 1,515,345 in FY 2002 to 1,508,680 in FY 2003.

          "Despite the overall decrease ... the FY 2003 FEORP report shows that ... minorities in the Federal workforce increased from 470,827 (31.1 percent) in 2002 to 471,691 (31.3 percent) in 2003." [471,691 minus 470,827 = 864 more minorities. Editor]

          That means that 6,665 (the amount of the overall reduction) minus 864 more minorities = 5,801 whites (or white males) were "unhired" by the feds in FY 2003.

-- Source: FY 2003 FEORP, p. 9 at para. 3

In FY 2001 ...

In FY 2001 the feds created 12,310 new jobs.

Fewer than 23 out of 100 of these new jobs (23%) were awarded to whites and/or other "non-minorities".

          The OPM Director in 2002, Kay Coles James, introduced the FY 2001 report with the following statement: "The FY 2001 FEORP report shows that minority employment in the Federal workforce increased during the last year (up by 9,490, which is significant in the context of overall workforce growth of 12,310)."

          In other words 12,310 new federal jobs were created during FY 2001 but only 2,820 of this total -- 22.9% -- were filled by white males and/or other "non-minorities".

          That means that fewer than 23 jobs out of every 100 new Federal jobs were filled by non-minorities in FY 2001.

-- Source:  FY 2001 FEORP, p. 3

          No where in this year's entire 50 page report does the OPM include any explicit data whatsoever regarding the hiring or promotion of white males by the feds.  But by reading between the lines -- as in those little statistical slip-ups, above -- one can accurately infer that the feds' mission is to reduce the number of white males employed by the federal government.

"Women" as a Disadvantaged Group:

          As always, the OPM's data regarding "women" is confounding, and one must presume that is deliberately so. 

          All of OPM's minority data pertaining to specific races (Hispanic, black or Native American, for example) include both women and men of that race.  In context, that is a reasonable grouping of data.

          However, what is unreasonable is OPM's separate category "women" which includes all women from all minority categories and "white" (non-minority) women.  I believe this is due to the federal government's desire to further obfuscate the impact of "Federal Equal Employment Opportunity" upon whites regardless of gender.

Missing (Omitted) White Data:

          What is more unreasonable, even unconscionable, is the fact that OPM continues to refuse this year, as in preceding years, to publish detailed data regarding either the growth or the shrinkage of the proportion of whites, and particularly white males, in the federal work force.  That glaring omission leads a reasonable person to assume that the feds are trying to hide something ... such as the fact that they are systematically reducing the number of whites and particularly white males from government employment.  If that is not the case, then why do they refuse to publish data pertaining to white employment?

          Adversity.Net encourages our readers to thoroughly and critically examine all of the government's data, as well as our own computations, all of which we have openly published in these pages.   If there are flaws in our analysis we encourage you to tell us about it.

          For those of you who may remain skeptical about the government's true intentions regarding "affirmative action" (a.k.a. racial quotas), please be sure to see our Five Best Agencies for Minorities page, and also particularly our Blacks in the Federal Workforce page.

-- Tim Fay, Editor

Download the entire, original 2006 OPM report with charts and graphs in Acrobat PDF format:
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Update August 2006:  GAO Recommends Against Counting Hispanics Who Are NOT U.S. Citizens!

          The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report to Congress stating in substantial part the following:

          The EEOC and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management should discontinue their practice of counting non-citizen Hispanics in the Civilian Labor Force (CLF).  After all, as GAO helpfully points out in their report, the federal government does not hire non-citizens except in extremely rare instances.

          Furthermore, GAO reports that when U.S. citizenship and level of education are taken into account, Hispanics are 24% MORE likely to be federal employees than non-Hispanics!

          Victory!?  Vindication?   We'll see.  So far, according to GAO's report, both the EEOC and OPM have turned up their noses at the GAO's Aug. 2006 report, but change and rational thought may be in the wind!  Read all about the GAO Report.

GAO Aug. 2006: Do NOT Count Non-U.S. Citizens!
See the August 2006  GAO report which strongly recommends that the feds STOP counting non-citizen Hispanics in calculating racial quotas.
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More FY 2005 Charts and Excerpts:  Federal Minority Employment

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OPM FY2005 Minority Hiring

Five Best Agencies for Minorities
Asian - Pacific Islanders
Native Americans
(6) Definitions, Math
END: A. Minority Hiring OVERVIEW