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Federal employee pay has been a target in cost-cutting efforts by the President and Congress, aided by a public perception of feds as overpaid "fat cats." Claims about public vs. private pay have swung widely - from the Federal Salary Council's data that shows feds are paid 24 percent less than the private sector, to a Cato Institute report that says feds are paid double the private sector. What's the reality? Federal News Radio brings you interviews and analysis on the federal pay debate.
Should feds work on Columbus Day?
Thursday - 9/30/2010, 4:13pm EDT
For starters, Feds could work on Columbus Day, Sterling Whitehead writes in the GovLoop blog.
"The truth is we serve the public, and there's a popular perception that we are insulated from the Great Recession," Whitehead writes.
Working on Columbus Day won't save $5.5 billion -- like a proposed two-week furlough claims to do -- but, Whitehead said, it would be a good start.
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