Do you know where to start your search for federal employment? Will you turn to published job listings, visit employment offices, contact the Office of Personnel Management, call agency personnel offices, or explore online services and the Internet? What exactly does this institution called the federal government do? How many people does it employ? Where do they work? Whom does it hire? What skills does it require? What types of jobs are available for someone with your skills? Here is the book that provides answers to these and many other questions about federal employment. The organisational companion volume to the authors' highly-praised "Find a Federal Job Fast!", this directory provides an overview of employment in the federal government as well as outlines critical information for contacting various executive, legislative, and judicial agencies. Insightful and detailed, the book: Surveys the federal employment situation, including the implications of efforts to downsize and abolish agencies; Outlines the structure of various government agencies, with addresses and phone numbers of personnel offices; Describes the work of specific agencies as well as identifies the best and the worst agencies to work for; Reveals the most effective ways to find a federal job. A rich resource for anyone interested in federal employment and an essential reference for all federal job seekers.