The Federal Salary Council also offered some reassurance to federal employees in at least four areas where locality pay is still pending. Locality pay rates should be finalized in time for employees’ first paychecks in January 2019, the Office of Personnel Management said.
The Federal Salary Council will also review the methodology it currently uses to determine the locality pay program.
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.
Many think there is a gap between federal and private sector pay. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the problem is that each side thinks it’s on the losing end.
Lots of important people in government spend a lot of their time studying women’s figures. And many agree it is the right, and smart, thing to do, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Also, a lot of women think it is time to stop studying them and get down to action.
If you are a red-blooded American male, chances are you ask yourself, a lot, what do women really want? And we’ve got the answer to one key element: Equal treatment on the job.
The gap in pay between federal employees and private-sector workers widened slightly this year, according to data presented at the annual meeting of the Federal Salary Council. On average, federal employees earn 35.37 percent less than their private-sector counterpart, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a May 10 memo sent to the heads of departments and agencies, President Barack Obama tasked the Office of Personnel Management with studying how agency practices contribute to pay inequalities between men and women and with formulating a governmentwide strategy to tackle the gender pay gap.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the pay gap is 26.3 percent, up from 24 percent last year.