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Gender gap: Virginia women make less for the same jobs

While experience and education are often cited by economists to explain the gender gap, a report by The Commonwealth Institute says, "Once these differences have been accounted for, any remaining difference in pay is thought to be the result of discrimination in the labor market."

Tags: gender gap , pay inequity , Commonwealth Institute , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 09/06/2010, 08:36am 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 , Bureau of Labor Statistics , Chris Edwards , OPM , Bureau of Labor Management , private sector , John Berry , Dorothy Ramienski

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

Feds, on average, earn more than their private sector counterparts

Recent USA Today article compared data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics during 2008. On average, federal workers earned around $67,691, whereas their private sector counterparts earned $60,046. Federal News Radio talks with the USA Today reporter, the Partnership for Public Service and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey to get analysis behind the numbers themselves.

Tags: pay & benefits , USA Today , Dennis Cauchon , Partnership for Public Service , Laura Shane , Mike Causey , pay , pay raises , public sector , private sector ,

Friday - 03/05/2010, 08:00pm EST