Given the fact that Uncle Sam doesn’t do retail, mostly a highly professional and administrative operation, folks who contend feds are underpaid are probably closer to the truth.
A State Department program is designed to bring in people from high paying jobs in the private sector, but according to Jenna Ben-Yehuda of the Women’s Foreign Policy Network, that has the potential to widen a gender pay gap.
When it comes to salaries, not all men — or women — who work for Uncle Sam are created equal, or at least treated so. Some are more equal than others.
Excited about the 1.6 percent pay raise for 2017? Congratulations, federal employees. You’re part of the 1 percent club!
What agency has the most employees? Which feds get paid the most? Federal News Radio looks at the latest data from the Office of Personnel Management.
Is bias or deliberate discrimination the sole cause of women professionals being paid less? It would be glib and easy to say so, but likely incorrect.
Give Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he’ll agree that in some jobs, feds do earn less than their private sector counterparts.
Federal Managers Association President Pat Neihaus, and Andy Medici and Nicole Blake Johnson from the Federal Times will give us an update on a number of different pay issues affecting feds. April 16, 2014
Host Mike Causey will talk about several issues affecting federal workers with Bill Bransford, general counsel of the Senior Executives Association and Steve Watkins and Stephen Losey of the Federal Times. May 23, 2012
When your friends, neighbors and in-laws google your federal salary, will they laugh or cry? Will they be enraged at the big bucks you are raking in, or will they smuggle food packages to your wretched family? The definitive answer: It depends!