Skip to comments.Six-Figure Federal Salaries Jumped 46% During The Recession
Posted on 12/11/2009 9:39:52 AM PST by FromLori
Because they're more skilled than the private sector.
Latest analysis from USA Today finds that the federal government has been creating a lot high paying jobs for itself.
Yet, the excuse is that they're hiring more skilled people than in the past:
USA Today: "There's no way to justify this to the American people. It's ridiculous," says Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, a first-term lawmaker who is on the House's federal workforce subcommittee.
Jessica Klement, government affairs director for the Federal Managers Association, says the federal workforce is highly paid because the government employs skilled people such as scientists, physicians and lawyers. She says federal employees make 26% less than private workers for comparable jobs.
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Heh. That's (draining the swamp) part of what corrupted D.C. in the first place.
If D.C. had been left in its original, mosquito infested swamp, state instead of drained and turned into a Federal Utopia... maybe the parasites presenting infesting the place wouldn't have been so inclined to take up permanent residence there?
What crap! And the goobberment points fingers at the excutive salaries that are being paid in industry...
Government needs to look at those three fingers pointing back at itself.
Just like that Bush flogging horse they created.
This is a straw man. The problem is the man behind the curtain. The shadow government. Look behind the smoke at the Federal contractors. They are multi millionaires on the backs of the American people. There are at least as many federal contractor employees as Federal employees, maybe more, that receive tax payer money. Many who make at least $200,000 a year. But the media ignores this. Most of DC is federal contractors.
Yes not only that way but this way too the bailouts they privatized the profits and socialized the losses
One thing I learn in life is never make that type of judgement on people’s career choices. I remember people in college used to make fun of engineers who chose ROTC or government careers. Today they are the ones who have steady jobs and the ones in private industry, especially if they are older than 45 years old are the ones who get laid off and with the recession many are unemployed. Now they must go and ask people who they called losers for a job in the government.
So, does anyone have a link to a verified 2010 GS Pay Scale?
Yes it is outrageous. It is obscene.
Until Congress decides on the cost of living increases, there is no verifiable 2010 pay scale. The closest thing is the 2009 data found on the opm.gov website.
A note of caution. There really isn’t a pay scale since many localities are paid at different rates based upon cost of living. The GS scale only applies to the areas where there are few government employees.
you will be federalized,unionized,and assimilated by the Borgbama:
(a) step increases? (Hard to believe; these are small but generally unpreventable)
(b) quality step increases (again small but it takes action by the supervisor to get one)
(c) grade increases? (not just action by the supervisor but also the supervisor’s supervisor, personnel, et al.)
(d) promotions to Senior Executive Service?
It does happen. Collect your TSP and stay on as a contractor, get a job at a college, etc.
Has the big government lobby of the Free Republic showed up here yet?
It’s a mixture of all four I suppose. The Agencies dealing with high-tech matters have to pay people salaries comparable to what they could make in the private sector just to get them on board.
Someone who can make >$150k with a private company isn’t going to work for the gov’t for very much less even in exchange for job security.
Everything you’re saying goes against everything I have ever heard, but I presume you know wherof you speak.
PERS is the Public Employees Retirement System. It’s a much better deal than SS. This still exisits, and I know at least 2 people in it. Although they weren’t fed employees (state and county).