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Feds work a month less per year than private sector, Heritage report finds

The report found federal employees work on average of 38.7 hours a week, compared with 41.4 hours per week in the private sector. That difference adds up to 3.8 fewer weeks per year feds work.

Tags: pay debate , pay and benefits , Heritage Foundation , CBO , pay freeze ,

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 10:30am EDT

Federal pay rate outpaces private sector, lags behind inflation

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2011 federal employees' paychecks increased by 1.3 percent compared to a 1.2 percent increase in the private sector.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , budget

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 12:12pm EST

Continuing Resolution and the Myth of Job Creation

New jobs can't be created in the federal government as things stand.

Tags: Lurita Doan , stimulus , continuing resolution , CR , job creation , Jobless numbers , Unemployment statistics

Monday - 11/09/2009, 02:17pm EST

Fed membership in unions declines slightly

Union membership has declined across the board in 2010 despite a substantial rise in public sector union workers compared to their private sector counterparts.

Tags: pay and benefits , unions , State , John Buckner

Friday - 01/21/2011, 05:29pm EST

How many people work for government?

Learn more about how many people are working for the government, and how many aren't from Christopher Goodman, an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , government employees , federal employees , christopher goodman

Monday - 07/18/2011, 10:31am EDT

Public-private pay gap is widening

GovExec reports on a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that federal employees are paid an average of 24 percent less than their private sector counterparts.

Tags: GovExec , pay debate , pay and benefits , Federal Salary Council , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/01/2010, 04:58pm EDT

Independent analysis of federal and private salary data needed

The issues surrounding pay and benefits for federal employees continues to be a controversial one. The Cato Institute weighs in today, saying comparing salaries between the public and private sectors needs to be done by an independent and impartial organization -- and the way the federal pay gap is calculated should be updated.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , Cato Institute , USA Today , Chris Edwards , OPM , Bureau of Labor Management , private sector , wages , John Berry , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 03/16/2010, 08:00pm EDT