The OPM report shows that 8.4 percent of the federal workforce was Hispanic in fiscal 2014, compared to 16.1 percent of the U.S. labor market. Some Latino advocates are worried that at this rate, the government will never catch up.
But Veronica Villalobos, OPM’s principal deputy associate director for employee services, chooses to view the glass as half-full. Nearly 2 percent more of the federal workforce is Hispanic now than in 2000, when OPM issued its first report.
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