On the theory that carefully calculating each unit’s operations and support costs would support better planning, the Congressional Budget Office did just that.
Senators sent the Congressional Budget Office a series of questions related to its recent study comparing federal employee compensation to the private sector. But senators won’t find much clarity or many concrete conclusions from CBO’s responses.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will examine a recent Congressional Budget Office report Thursday morning, which says government spends 17 percent more compensating its employees compared to the private sector.
The Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office defended their increased budget requests to Congress, emphasizing the amount of returns on the investment each agency brings back to the government.