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Federal Employment Statistics

Accuracy Survey

The Office of Personnel Management has Governmentwide responsibility for the collection and maintenance of accurate information on the Federal workforce.  The Central Personnel Data File (CPDF) is an automated personnel information system containing information on most of the Federal civilian workforce.  The CPDF consists of two major files.

  1. Status File is a "snapshot" record of each employee on a specific date.

  2. Dynamics File consists of copies of each personnel action taken (e.g., hires, promotions, separations) during a three month period.

The same personnel actions are recorded and filed in the Official Personnel Folder (OPF).  The CPDF/OPF Accuracy Survey is designed to determine how accurately information in the CPDF Status and Dynamics Files matches the information in the OPF's.

CPDF/OPF Accuracy Survey
Fiscal Year 1994, dated July 1996

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