Office of Personnel Director John Berry blasted a Friday Washington Times editorial critical of the federal pay system and bonus system.
The newspaper criticized the 2.4 percent annual pay raise workers earned earlier this year and $285 million in incentive payments to keep
employees from retiring or transferring to other agencies.
“The left shrieks about the unfairness of the large bonuses handed out to Wall Street executives even though shareholders alone have the
right to decide what compensation is appropriate and necessary,” the
editorial stated. “As effective shareholders in the federal enterprise,
we think the federal incentive structure must come to an end.”
Berry picked apart the editorial during an emotional interview with Federal News Radio on Friday.