There was a lot of talk about this 6 or 7 years ago.
These people were like Union Reps at the car factories. They just went around watching for union violations.
In the Old Soviet Union they were called Political Officers.
Those numbers jibe too with the stories floating around. None of these people do real productive work, they coordinate policy, messaging, and such.
I missed it when it came out. I’ve encountered something like this working for a county agency and it was infuriating.