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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.

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

Causey on the likelihood of a federal furlough

WFED's Mike Causey responds to the introduction of a bill that mandates two weeks of furlough for federal employees.

Friday - 01/14/2011, 05:40pm EST
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Causey looks back on fed bashing

In 2010, federal employees' pay and benefits came under attack by lawmakers faced with a gaping deficit. Federal News Radio's Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says we might be able to see the future by looking at the past.

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 10:55am EST
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Former Park Police chief ready to return

A federal board has ordered the reinstatement of a U.S. Park Police chief who was fired in 2004 after complaining publicly that her department was understaffed and underfunded. Teresa Chambers tells Federal News Radio she's humbled, heartened and ready to come back.

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 09:08am EST
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The Federal Pay Debate has real consequences

Some of the budget cutting ideas like pay cuts and freezes, furloughs and cutbacks are "just crazy" according to a federal employee union official.

Friday - 01/07/2011, 01:40pm EST

Fair pay question tied to performance

Gov Exec's Tom Shoop explains the challenges of agencies trying to determine fair pay for employees.

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 04:22pm EST
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