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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.

Analysis: Federal workforce size doesn't matter

House Speaker John Boehner has raised eyebrows by saying the administration has added 200,000 federal jobs. Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta said it's not the size that matters. It's what you do with it.

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 10:41am EST
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The Federal Hits Just Keep Coming!

February is supposed to be the month of love, but for federal workers it's been more like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know what's next.

Friday - 02/18/2011, 04:00am EST

Promotion freeze proposed for all federal workers

In addition to the numerous amendments under consideration decreasing agency budgets and staffing levels, two new amendments would hit federal employees on the General Schedule, freezing all promotions across government.

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:26am EST

Opinion: federal pay debate should shift focus

How much federal employees make has been the subject of an on-going debate. We shift a bit and take a look at how much SHOULD feds make? The Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta weighs in.

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 10:31am EST
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Feds' guide to the State of the Union

WFED's Mike Causey and Gov Exec's Tom Shoop tell federal employees what to watch for in tonight's address.

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 04:17pm EST
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Congress set to send spending message

Republicans plan to send President Barack Obama a message just a few hours before his State of the Union speech Tuesday. We get details from CNN's Bob Constantini.

Monday - 01/24/2011, 09:31am EST
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Whack DC But Hit Denver & Houston

With all this talk about furloughs and layoffs Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a timely reminder for politicians: while their target may be waste, red tape and duplication in Washington, people hurt most by government cutbacks live, work and VOTE way outside the beltway.

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 04:00am EST
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