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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.
Barlow explains the Burr under his saddle.
The proposed federal pay freeze has left feds with a lot of questions. We get an update from Jessica Klement with the Federal Managers Association. Walton Francis also joins us for a look at the best health plans for you this open season.
December 1, 2010
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.
Falling budgets have agencies considering extreme measures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feds who make more than $180,000 a year make up less than one percent of the federal workforce. Leading that pack are doctors, lawyers and dentists. Doctors held roughly eight out of 10 of the top-salaried jobs.