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Berry: claims about feds' pay 'unfair and untrue'

OPM says that it's unfair to compare federal workers' compensation with private sector workers at-large. Federal workers are specialized and have a higher degree of education, and only 11 percent of employees work in blue collar jobs. In addition, OPM director John Berry told Federal News Radio that the number of healthcare and technology professionals in the federal workforce grew by 50 percent over the last 30 years. The Cato Institute reports that federal employees rank in the top five sectors based on average annual pay.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , pay and benefits , federal pay debate , pay debate

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 06:49am EDT
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Proposal to allow the FDIC access to taxpayer money

Under proposed legislation the FDIC may be granted the ability to dip into taxpayers funds.

Tags: financial regulation , FDIC , Jeff Miron ,

Friday - 09/25/2009, 11:48am EDT
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Gates: Pay and benefits should be on table for cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the military is not the cause of the nation's debt and deficits -- but it needs to be part of the solution. And he said finding that solution could involve reexamining military pay and benefits.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , DoD budget , Robert Gates , efficiency initiatives , management , American Enterprise Institute , TRICARE , Christopher Preble , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:21am EDT
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DoD's impending crisis a myth, critics say

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said repeatedly over recent weeks that operating the Defense Department under 2010 funding levels represented a "crisis on my doorstep." Several Defense spending critics said the assessment was overblown.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Gordon Adams , Christopher Preble , Lawrence Korb , Center for American Progress , American University , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 07:06am EST
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CATO: DoD may escape deep budget cuts

Research from the Cato Institute says that the new Republicans in Congress are not challenging defense spending.

Tags: Benjamin Friedman , DoD Report , budget , Congress , age of austerity , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 01:47pm EST
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Federal Reserve Bank pay soars

The Cato Institute states Fed employee compensation should be scrutinized.

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Reserve Bank , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , pay debate

Friday - 10/22/2010, 02:52pm 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 , USA Today , Bureau of Labor Statistics , Chris Edwards , OPM , Bureau of Labor Management , private sector , wages , John Berry , Dorothy Ramienski

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

Tags: mngt , security ,

Wednesday - 01/14/2009, 09:28am EST
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