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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.

FEHBP best buys, feds' future after supercommittee

Health insurance expert Walton Francis joins host Mike Causey on today's program. He will help you navigate the "best buys" for singles, couples, large families, retirees with and without Medicare, and people who are taking risks by using their private sector spouses health plan.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 11:39pm EST
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Open season, Medicare part B, and job cuts

Host Mike Causey will talk about the big issues facing federal employees with NARFE's David Snell and Federal Times staff writer Stephen Losey.
November 9, 2011

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 09:50pm EST
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Public-private pay gap increases to 26 percent

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the pay gap is 26.3 percent, up from 24 percent last year.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 06:14pm EDT

OMB's Lew says shutdown unlikely, no decision on longer pay freeze

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said he's optimistic Congress will keep the government running when the CR runs out later this month. But he said the administration is undecided about whether to extend the federal pay freeze. Lew said budget cuts are an opportunity for all agencies to get better.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 01:56pm EDT
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Long term care and an update on the congressional supercommittee

Host Mike Causey is joined by Paul Forte and Beth O'Brien of Long Term Care Partners, and Federal Times reporter Stephen Losey.
October 26, 2011

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 10:54pm EDT
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Unions once again urge supercommittee to save feds' pay, benefits

Lawmakers charged with reducing the federal deficit should look to contractors' compensation rather than reduce government workers' pay and benefits, a coalition of federal unions and management associations wrote in a letter to supercommittee leaders.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:15pm EDT

Supercommittee Tracker

Track recommendations on federal pay, benefits and retirement made to the supercommittee by top Congressional leaders and the White House.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 01:08pm EDT
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