pay debate

  • Lack of movement on new locality pay locations frustrates feds, unions

    The Federal Salary Council voted Friday to add 13 cities to a list of municipalities where federal employees are paid more, in an effort to close a growing wage gap between feds and private-sector counterparts in certain regions of the country. 12 of the 13 recommendations had been approved previously but have gone unimplemented by the President’s Pay Agent, frustrating federal employees and the unions representing feds in those areas.

  • Fighting furloughs and freezes

    NARFE’s Jessica Klement and Sean Reilly and Stephen Losey from the Federal Times, will discuss pending legislation on Capitol Hill, that affects federal workers. March 20, 2013

  • Will federal pay freeze rear its head again?

    With the House postponing a vote on extending the federal pay freeze, feds are back on course to get a slight pay increase in March — for the first time in two years. But Andrew Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an expert on public-sector compensation, says that the pressing budget issues the government faces means the issue of federal pay probably isn’t going anywhere.

  • Feds work a month less per year than private sector, Heritage report finds

    The report found federal employees work on average of 38.7 hours a week, compared with 41.4 hours per week in the private sector. That difference adds up to 3.8 fewer weeks per year feds work.

  • The GSA, sequestration, and more

    Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller will talk about a recent confrontation between a GSA official and an agent in the Inspector General’s office. Steve Losey and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will discuss the pay debate and other issues affecing federal workers. September 5, 2012

  • Overpaid feds bite back

    If one expert told you your house was overpriced by 58 percent and another said it was undervalued by 28 percent, you might want to get a third opinion. Maybe a fourth too. And that’s the gap between experts trying to figure out the federal vs. industry pay gap, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • In Depth interviews – July 26

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • Studies ‘prove’ feds are either overpaid or underpaid

    What would happen if you put six people in a dark room with an elephant, a rhino and a giant squid and gave them 30 seconds to describe what they discovered? Odds are, the survivors would give widely varying accounts, which may explain those studies showing you are both overpaid and underpaid, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

  • The FEW list

    Janet Kopenhaver, Washington representative for Federally Employed Women, will talk about the impact of some bills pending in Congress that affect federal employees. July 18, 2012

  • In the federal pay debate, 1 + 1 doesn’t always equal 2

    Researchers are struggling to agree on the best method for comparing public and private sector compensation. Some analysts say the use of differing methods results in wildly varied conclusions.