A wealth of workforce data on the Web
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Oct 13, 2000
Need statistics for workforce planning? Want to know how much computer specialists
are getting paid in another agency in another city? A tool to help you find
that information is now available on the Internet.
The Office of Personnel Management officially launched a new query and
analytical tool on Thursday that allows anyone to access the most in-demand
federal workforce data via the World Wide Web.
FedScope provides the who, what and where of the federal workforce along
with tools to help measure any combination of the data. It enables users
to search for such things as employee gender, length of service, salary
level, work schedule and job location as far back as 1994. OPM will soon
be adding data on race and origin to the system.
For instance, an employee can use FedScope to see how many computer
specialists there are governmentwide and then drill down for more detail
such as salaries for computer specialists in different agencies. Data can
be displayed as text or graphics and can be exported to other applications,
such as Microsoft Corp.'s Excel spreadsheet.
FedScope uses extract data from OPM's Central Personnel Data File, which
gathers employment statistics on the 1.8 million civilian executive branch
employees. However, FedScope does not provide specifics on individual employees
or a link to the CPDF database.