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Emphasis on male-dominated occupations and hiring of veterans making federal workforce less female, study finds.

Workforce size and the amount employees pay toward retirement benefits will be among the issues the House is set to consider.

The House budget plan repeats a proposal to increase the amount federal employees pay toward their retirement benefits.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the figures on Monday.

The familiar subjects of the size of the federal workforce and the compensation for its employees are on a key House committee's oversight plan for the next two years.

Federal employees have a major stake in the debate over whether, and how, the government should back away from the fiscal cliff and potential for automatic “sequestration” cuts to programs starting in January.

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