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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.

Fed pay: Measure twice, cut once

When it comes to figuring out whether federal workers are overpaid or underpaid both sides need to remember the basic carpenters rule: Measure twice, cut once. How come? Sometimes when doing complex math even the experts get it wrong, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says even rocket scientists.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:00am EST

Pay raise, increased retirement contributions in President's FY2013 budget request

President Obama's fiscal 2013 budget request released today ends the two-year federal pay freeze but increases contributions feds will have to make toward their retirement benefits.

Monday - 02/13/2012, 01:50pm EST

Closing the 'gap' gap

White-collar federal workers on average are either overpaid by about 16 percent or paid an average of 26.3 percent less compared to their private-sector counterparts. Those numbers confirm that there is a pay gap. But that's about it, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. Could they both be right? Or wrong?

Monday - 02/13/2012, 02:00am EST

Will fed's benefits change in 2012?

American Federation of Government Employees President Jacque Simon will discuss whether your federal pay and benefits will be cut this year.
February 8, 2012

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:12pm EST
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Off with your wigs!

No matter what condition your hair is in, the vast majority of federal workers get a new wig every one, two or three years. But that may be about to change, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 02:00am EST

Preview of Roth TSP, January returns, pay freeze vote

Host Mike Causey is joined by Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, and Federal Times senior writer Stephen Losey.
February 1, 2012

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 10:13pm EST
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Federal pay debate revolves around level of education

Tom Shoop, the editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a new CBO study on federal pay.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 06:40pm EST
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