President Donald Trump’s administration has been under fire for its lack of an intercom job program for federal employees.
Trump, who has promised to hire 10,000 new workers for the agency, has repeatedly blamed a lack of staff for his agency’s lack of progress in hiring federal employees, according to a report released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office.
The Trump administration has not released the exact number of federal employees it wants to hire or how many of them would be intercom employees, but the report estimated that it would take an average of 10,600 federal employees to fill the new jobs.
The report estimated the total number of job openings would be at least $2.4 billion, which the GAO estimated would be enough to cover the agency’s operating expenses of $7.5 billion.
In January, Trump said he would hire 10 percent more federal employees than previous estimates.
He has not done so since, but it appears he has had no problems finding people willing to work for the government.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.