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$30 million
Amount that Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has been forced to spend in efforts to end unconstitutional practices in the two years since a federal judge found that county deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos during immigration-enforcement actions
>> Arizona Republic | Posted March 4, 2015

More than 730,000
Daily number of cyberattacks on Michigan's government computer systems and networks, a number that includes spam and phishing emails and is up from about 540,000 daily attacks last year, according to state Chief Information Officer David Behen, as Gov. Rick Snyder is proposing increasing the state's current annual cybersecurity budget of $22 million by $7 million
>> AP/Detroit Free Press
Nearly 70,000
Number of information-security incidents, most commonly the mishandling of paper documents containing personal information or other sensitive data, reported by federal agencies in fiscal 2014, a 15 percent increase from the previous year, according to a new Office of Management and Budget report to Congress
>> Federal News Radio | Posted March 3, 2015

60 million metric tons
Approximate amount of food that is wasted every year in the United States, with an estimated value of $162 billion, about half of which ends up in municipal landfills at a cost of about $1.5 billion a year to local governments, according to a report from a British organization estimating that a third of all of the food produced in the world is never consumed
>> New York Times | Posted March 2, 2015

About $14,200
Estimate, according to WalletHub's "telework savings calculator," of the amount teleworkers in the Washington, D.C., area, with its large contingent of federal employees, save annually by avoiding commuting to an office, compared to a national average of more than $10,000
>> Nextgov | Posted Feb. 27, 2015

Median annual salary of the White House's 230 female employees last year, 13.3 percent less than the median salary of the 225 male White House staffers, a figure that compares to a 9.2 percent average gender-pay gap for the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and a 23 percent overall national gender-pay gap
>> American Enterprise Institute | Posted Feb. 26, 2015

Approximate yearly salary range for charter-school leaders in Washington, D.C. in 2013, with two of the charter-school leaders earning more than D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson was paid that year
>> Washington Post | Posted Feb. 25, 2015

$63.5 billion
Impact on North Carolina's economy from higher education--including the University of North Carolina system, the state's community colleges and its private colleges--in 2012-13, according to a new study saying the number is equivalent to the creation of 1 million new jobs and 14.6 percent of the total gross state product
>> Raleigh News & Observer | Posted Feb. 24, 2015

More than 8,700
Number of volunteer observers across the country who, following strict guidelines, record and report weather data for the National Weather Service--some of whom have been sending data in to the weather agency for over 75 years--as part of a program that dates back to 1890
>> Quartz | Posted Feb. 23, 2015

Percentage of the nearly 33,000 federal workers who were furloughed after the sequestration budget cuts took effect in 2013 and appealed their furloughs to the Merit Systems Protection Board who have lost their cases, according to MSPB data, with the small number of furlough reversals coming mostly in cases of employees who were able to prove either that colleagues in their offices with similar jobs were not furloughed or that their salaries were not among those authorized by Congress
>> Washington Post | Posted Feb. 20, 2015

More than $24 million
The Department of Veterans Affairs' annual maintenance cost for more than 300 aging buildings it would like to close because they are less than half-occupied or completely unused, according to VA officials who want their own version of the military's base-closure process
>> Navy Times | Posted Feb. 19, 2015

65.9 million gallons
Amount of water Denver expects to save annually by replacing the toilets in 140 public schools with low-flow models designed in Japan that use 1.25 gallons per flush rather than the 3.5 gallons used by the current toilets, with 3,200 of the fixtures replaced so far and the replacement project expected to be completed by 2018
>> Denver Post | Posted Feb. 18, 2015

$400 million
California's annual proceeds from unclaimed bank accounts, insurance policies and other financial valuables, which has become the fifth-largest revenue source for the state's general-fund budget, according to a report from the state's nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office urging lawmakers to make reunifying the unclaimed assets with rightful owners a higher priority
>> Los Angeles Times | Posted Feb. 17, 2015

Enrollment decline at City College of San Francisco two weeks into the spring semester, compared to a 26 percent decline last fall, with administrators of the school that has been fighting to save its accredition citing an aggressive half-million-dollar marketing campaign emphasizing contacting students who'd dropped out
>> San Francisco Examiner | Posted Feb. 13, 2015

Number of Regular Army soldiers on active duty as of the first of this year, the first time in a decade that the number has dropped below 500,000, with the service on track to reduce the total to 490,000 by Oct. 1 as required in the fiscal 2015 congressional budget authorization
>> Military Times | Posted Feb. 12, 2015

$288.5 million
Estimate by the U.S. Postal Service's inspector general of revenue the USPS risks losing in fiscal year 2015 due to negative customer feedback, according to an audit reporting that more than 20 percent of the agency's retail customers who were surveyed said they were treated "worse than other retailers" by postal employees in fiscal 2013, reflecting an 8.9 percent increase in negative feedback over the course of fiscal years 2012 and 2013
>> U.S. Postal Service Inspector General | Posted Feb. 11, 2015

Percentage of Americans who still choose to receive their billing statements by mail even though most of them pay those bills online, according to a study commissioned by the inspector general for the U.S. Postal Service, which in 2013 took in $18.5 billion--more than one-quarter of its revenue--for delivering transactional statements
>> Washington Post | Posted Feb. 10, 2015

Number of the 152 current members of the federal Senior Executive Service responding to a Federal News Radio online survey who said they would join the SES today, with one respondent citing better compensation in the private sector as well as "spineless and reckless politicians" who "insult and denigrate" SES members
>> Federal News Radio | Posted Feb. 9, 2015

Approximate annual retirement income that 55-year-old former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, who applied for his Massachusetts pension shortly after losing his Republican bid last November for a U.S. Senate seat from New Hampshire, is expected to receive based on his nearly 17 years of service in state, county and municipal government in Massachusetts
>> Boston Globe
Approximate annual pension that Jim Kenney, who filed for his Philadelphia city pension after giving up his $127,000-a-year city council seat last week to run for mayor, will draw based on his 23 years of council service
>> Philadelphia Daily News | Posted Feb. 6, 2015

Number of people who committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge last year, a drop from the record of 46 in 2013 after authorities stepped up patols on the bridge, for which a $76 million plan for a suicide net expected to be completed in 2019 has been approved
>> San Francisco Chronicle | Posted Feb. 5, 2015

Hourly pay scale for a California state-government pianist, a position created in 1931 and revised in 1972 that is one of the 3,666 state job classifications that recently underwent an assessment in effort to determine which should be retained or eliminated
>> Sacramento Bee | Posted Feb. 4, 2015

$499 billion
Total unfunded liabilities of state teacher pension systems in 2014, an increase of $100 billion in just two years and amounting to more than $10,000 in debt for every student in the nation's primary and secondary schools, according to a report from the National Council on Teacher Quality
>> CBS News | Posted Feb. 3, 2015

Less than $34 million
Revenue from Washington, D.C.'s traffic-enforcement cameras in fiscal 2014, down from about $75 million the year before, a decrease police acknowledged was due in part to problems maintaining some of the equipment, undermining earlier claims that the drop was mainly due to motorists doing a better job obeying the law
>> Washington Post | Posted Feb. 2, 2015

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