The series comes from the 'Current Employment Statistics (Establishment Survey)'
The source code is: CES9091100001
Source: US. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Release: Employment Situation
US. Bureau of Labor Statistics, All Employees: Government: Federal, Except U.S. Postal Service [CES9091100001], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/CES9091100001/, August 31, 2015.
FRED BlogGovernment employment in the US