These are the data from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) of the United States Government whose responsibility it is to keep track of federal employees, civilian and military. When President Ronald Reagan left office in 1989 there were about 3,064,000 civilian federal employees. This decreased to about 2,947,000 employees by the end of President George H.W. Bush's administration, and decreased again to about 2,640,000 employees by the end of President Bill Clinton's administration in 2001. The number of employees increased to 2,786,000 by the end of President George W. Bush's administration in 2009, and then again by the end of President Barack Obama's administration to about 2,804,000 employees, a less than 1 percent increase in the number of federal employees under the Obama administration during his eight years in office. Many of these new hires were border guards.