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                             1980     1990     1994
DOL
     OSHA . . . . . . . . .  1,388.  1,271. . 1,128
     MSHA . . . . . . . . .  1,522.  1,080. . 1,128
     Wage & Hour. . . . . .  1,098.    961. .   727
     OFCCP. . . . . . . . .    780.    564. .   488
     PWBP . . . . . . . . .    235.    320. .   322
     OLMS . . . . . . . . .    --      294. .   249
EEOC. . . . . . . . . . . .    892.    762. .   732
NLRB. . . . . . . . . . . . 1,122 .    833. .   783

NOTE:

The agencies represented in this table are the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the following agencies of the Department of Labor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Mine Safety and Health Administration; the Employment Standards Administration's Wage and Hour Division and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration; and Office of Labor- Management Standards.

The table reports each agency's level of professional staffing in full-time equivalents (FTEs) by fiscal year (FY). Data for 1980 represent the best estimates of FTEs (rather than actual FTE figures) for some agencies because the government did not use FTEs as a standard measure until 1982.

The workloads of the agencies reported generally increased during this period, even as staffing levels declines. For example, at the NLRB a drop in election cases was more than offset by a rise in unfair labor practice (ULP) cases, which are more labor intensive. The Board reports that there were 4794 ULP "situations" pending preliminary investigation at the end of FY 1994 compared with 3673 at the end of FY 1980, a rise of 31 percent.

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