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Pay Debate

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.

In pay debate, call for General Schedule restructuring

The Partnership for Public Service's Max Stier argues for a restructuring of the General Schedule, a key issue in the debate over federal employee pay.

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 05:00pm EDT
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Value of feds overlooked in pay debate

The value of the work done by federal employees is being overlooked in the pay debate. At least according to the new vice-president of the Federal Managers Association, George Smith.

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Causey: Fed managers tired of fed bashing

Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey brings an update of federal managers' mood from the Federal Managers Association conference in Arlington, Va.

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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OPM, Republicans continue battle over federal pay

Director John Berry pushes back against claims from members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that federal employees are overpaid. Rep. Issa called the pay freeze a "farce" and wants step-increases frozen for this year. Berry and Democrat lawmakers continue to make the case that feds deserve their salaries.

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 04:52pm EST
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Poll: America loves the services of civil servants

While the public may not be crazy about federal employees, a new poll finds they love what feds do! Harris Poll's chair, Humphrey Taylor, explains.

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 09:31am EST
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Former OPM Director King: CRs undermine morale

Former OPM Director Jim King doesn't hold punches about why morale may be down in the federal workforce right now. He says "being viewed as a pawn on the chessboard of life is not exactly an upper."

Monday - 03/07/2011, 10:08am EST
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Fmr OPM Dir. King: Shutdown is guerrilla theater

The director of OPM during the Shutdown of '95 sees some similarities and some differences from this year's situation. Jim King explains.

Monday - 02/28/2011, 10:08am EST
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