Posts Tagged: wages

A Paycheck Deferred

Stephen Lurie raises a provocative question about a high profile government internship program in his recent Washington Post opinion piece. With all the emphasis President Obama has given to a fair minimum wage, wage equality, and access to overtime pay, is it a bit surprising that a group of workers very close to the presidentRead… Read more »

DYK? National Equal Pay Day 2013

Today is National Equal Pay Day 2013. Did you know? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity: “Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages. Since Census statistics showing the latest wage figuresRead… Read more »

Are You an Overpaid Govie?

If you’re a govie, you’ll appreciate the recent Wall Street Journal article that challenges this implication. Results from the Census Bureau’s real world Survey of Income and Salary Program Participation (SIPP) showed that most federal workers who are looking to cash in on their skills by leaving federal employment will end up disappointed. Here’s whatRead… Read more »

The Federal Workforce: What Improvements Can We Make Now?

We are constantly hearing about how the polarization in Congress is making it impossible for anything to get accomplished. Are there any issues that can be not only agreed upon by our officials but also acted upon and implemented? The National Academy of Public Administration and the American Society for Public Administration came together onRead… Read more »

Inflated Federal Pay: Study Finds that Feds Earn 30 to 40 % More than Private-Sector Workers

…According to newly released Heritage Report.pdf Another article on the subject: Federal Employees Earn 30 to 40 Percent More than Private-Sector Workers, Study FindsTuesday, August 10, 2010By Matt Cover, Staff Writer Job seekers wait to register for a national career fair in San Francisco on June 28, 2010. Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose forRead… Read more »