“Freeze the pay AFTER BRINGING IT IN LINE TO PRIVATE SECTOR RATES and youre talking business.”
Now you’re talking! Per the article, federal pay and benefits increased 34% over the past decade, while in that time private sector pay and benefits increased 8%.
Keep this in mind the next time you spend two hours on hold and being shuffled from bureaucrat to bureaucrat when calling a federal agency to ask a simple question. You get to witness first hand how underworked the bureaucrats are, you now know how overpaid they are, and you get to see how your own productivity dives while attempting to gather a tidbit of information.
This is a link to a report on Federal Pay
“From 1969 through 1976, the adjustment for civil service retirement was 1 percentage point more than the rate of
This is what he means by “most Federal employees”
The SES are his priveledged people at the top
“Pay raises for members of the Senior Executive Service are not prescribed by law. They are established by the
President through an executive order. Thus, they may be the same as or different from other civil service pay raises.”
“In 1969, Representatives and Senators were each paid $42,500. In 2009, Representatives and Senators were each paid $174,000 per year. There was no pay raise for Senators in Representatives in calendar year 2010.”
Here is a link to the history of Federal Pay
What is your source for private sector increase of only 8%? I have been following “Forbes CEO Compensation” for a few years, and perhaps they have been doing that to their low level workers, but sure as heck not to themselves!! Of course if you include minimum wage jobs which had NO increase for years you may be right.