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Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act (FDARA) of 2017 Hiring Data

As part of the reauthorizations of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA VI) the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committed to reporting quarterly updates on the progress made towards hiring goals for fiscal years (FY) 2018-2022. Tables will be added for each FY (2018-2022) below and updated quarterly.

FY19 Hiring Goals

PDUFA VIFY 2019 Hiring GoalsQ1
Hires*
Q2
Hires
Q3
Hires
Q4
Hires
Total Percentage complete
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)574        7%
Center for Biologics Evaluation and research (CBER)88    100%
Other FDA90    0%
TOTAL Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)7412    16%

Remaining Hires from FY18

The tables below represent the outstanding hiring goals from FY18 for PDUFA VI and BsUFA II and FDA’s completion percentage of those hiring goals as of January 31st, 2019. See below for the complete table for FY18 quarterly goals and hires.

PDUFA VIFY 2018 Hiring GoalTotal HiresPercentage complete
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)454498%
BSUFA IIFY 2018 Hiring GoalTotal HiresPercentage complete
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)15960%

*A hire is defined as someone who has a confirmed start date and/or started a full-time position at the noted Center. While some hires are recruited from outside the Center/FDA, in some cases a hire can also be a current Center/FDA employee who is changing positions within the agency.

FY18 Hiring Goals

As part of the reauthorizations of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA VI) and the Biosimilar User Fee Act (BsUFA II), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) committed to reporting quarterly updates on the progress made towards hiring goals for fiscal years (FY) 2018-2022.

PDUFA VIFY 2018 Hiring GoalsQ1
Hires*
Q2
Hires
Q3
Hires**
Q4
Hires
 Total Percentage Complete
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)4531 12 21 37 82%
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)16110 5 0 16 100%
Other FDA*** 1013 2 4 10 100%
TOTAL Full Time Equivalents (FTEs)71154 19 25 63 89%
BSUFA II FY 2018 Hiring GoalsQ1 HiresQ2 HiresQ3 Hires**Q4 HiresTotalPercentage Complete
CDER1511 2 4853%
CBER000 0 00 
OTHER FDA 000 0 00 
TOTAL FTE1511 2 4853%

*A hire is defined as someone who has started a full-time position at the noted Center. While some hires are recruited from outside the Center/FDA, in some cases a hire can also be a current Center/FDA employee who is changing positions within the agency.

**As of June 30, 2018

***Please note, 2 FTE’s from “Other” FDA were reallocated to CDER.

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