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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.

Overpaid Feds? Uncle Sam Doesn't Do Retail

How many hamburger flippers, box-store greeters and grocery store baggers does Uncle Sam employ? Short answer, not too many which Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says may explain while federal salaries are bigger than in many sections of the private sector.

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 04:00am EDT

CDC facing furloughs, ATF considers buyouts

Falling budgets have agencies considering extreme measures.

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 02:33pm EDT

The Downside of a Circular Firing Squad

The current congressional debate on how best to punish federal slackers reminds Senior Correspondent Mike Causey why circular firing squads almost never work as intended.

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 04:00am EDT

Separating the Monsters from the Straw Men

For some time now, feds and retirees have been under constant siege, denounced by politicians as overpaid, underworked and unnecessary drones. And while they have every reason to worry, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey notes some are worrying about minor threats while the ignoring big-ticket changes lying just around the corner.

Friday - 06/03/2011, 04:00am EDT

Budget battle analysis: feds are not the problem

Even with all the talk of federal employee pay cuts, and freezes, there is likely to be very little change. Former Under Secretary of Commerce, Robert Shapiro explains why.

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 09:31am EDT
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Feds: Wake Me When the Nightmare's Over

If you are a fed who wants to get ahead, or simply survive, you rather spend quality time with Jake Gyllenhaal or Newt Gingrich, or how about partying with either Angelina Jolie or Typhoid Mary? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says one might be more fun than the other but what about your place on the job learning curve.

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 04:00am EDT

How does high-paying federal job list affect pay debate?

Just when you thought the pay debate was over, it's back with a USA Today article that lays out the high-paying federal jobs.

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 03:50pm EDT
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