March 2015 CSE staff size
2168. Down slightly from last month's 2175.
This is the fourth drop in a row from CSE's peak staff size, 2254, which was recorded last November. Extended fluctuations in CSE's staffing sometimes occur, but this could be a sign that CSE's long growth period is finally over, at least for the time being, with its staff size stabilizing at roughly 2200—which appears to be around the size its new headquarters was designed for.
(Alternatively, we could be seeing a temporary slowdown in hiring as Ottawa struggles to make the books look good for the government's pre-election budget.)
(If you click through on the link and get a different figure, it's probably because the Canada Public Service Agency has updated its website; they update the numbers once a month.)