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End of Year Generational Data for Social Security Employees

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This dataset contains information about the number and percent of Social Security Administration employees according to categories based on year of birth called generations. The dataset contains end of year data beginning with fiscal years 2012. The data is available in the following formats:



In early 2015, SSA released Vision 2025 which serves as a guide for the agency to be in a position to deliver services now and in the future. The Vision addresses three priority areas: Superior Customer Experience; Exceptional Employees; and moving forward as an Innovative Organization. Our employees are key to delivering public service. This dataset shows our workforce information by generational categories, defined by year of birth:

  • Baby Boomers: (born between 1946 and 1964);
  • Generation X: (born between 1965 and 1980);
  • Generation Y/ Millennials: (born 1981 or later); and
  • Traditionalists: (born 1945 or earlier).

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Data Collection Description

The Office of Human Resources, Office of Strategic Human Capital Management has access to Social Security’s Human Resources Operational Data Store (HRODS) which contains information about agency employees, including year of birth and type of appointment. End of year data is retrieved from HRODS via queries in October following the close of the fiscal year.

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Data Dictionary

Field A: FY/Generation – Generational category by federal fiscal year. Generational categories include Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Traditionalist. A federal fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30.

Field B: No. All Employees – Number of all SSA employees (permanent, temporary, and intermittent).

Field C: All Employees Percentage – Percentage of all SSA employees (permanent, temporary, and intermittent).

Field D: No. FTP-PTP Employees – Number of permanent SSA employees who are either full-time or part-time.

Field E: FTP-PTP Employees Percentage – Percentage of permanent SSA employees who are either full-time or part-time.

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