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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.
Federal pay up over 400 percent since 1969
Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 3:31pm EDT
The salaries of members of Congress have increased by 309 percent.
The report also examined how changes in different economic variables account for the difference between pay increases for current federal employees and cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for retired federal employees.
The report is updated annually.
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