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  • 307 city workers make $100K (Joliet, IL)

    02/24/2011 9:05:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    The Herald News ^ | Feb 24, 2011 | Bob Okon
    307 city workers make $100K By Bob Okon Last Modified: Feb 24, 2011 02:12AM JOLIET — A third of the city’s workforce made more than $100,000 in gross pay in 2009, and the numbers probably have not changed much since. Pay and benefits for Joliet city workers have been an issue since the city first started trying to pare them back two years ago to deal with looming budget deficits. Mayoral candidate Andrew Mihelich is pushing the issue in his campaign, and this week released his own count of 155 city employees making more than $100,000. But Mihelich’s count...
  • NHS bosses' pay soars 50% as thousands of doctors and nurses face axe

    02/23/2011 9:37:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/11 | Sophie Borland
    NHS bosses in charge of hospitals being forced to sack thousands of staff have seen their pay soar by up to 50 per cent in the past five years, it has emerged. The chief executives at trusts facing the worst cutbacks are now on lucrative salaries far higher than the Prime Minister’s, with some earning more than £200,000. And most handed themselves comfortable pay rises last year even though hundreds of their own staff were being made redundant to reduce costs.
  • Wisconsin Teachers Who Protested In Madison Docked Pay, Disciplined (Doctors up next!)

    02/23/2011 9:16:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Link only - Wisc. Teachers Who Protested In Madison Docked Pay, Disciplined
  • Wisconsin teachers and administrators pay and benefits average about $90,000

    02/22/2011 9:27:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies ^ | 2/22/11 | Dean Chambers
    The battle between the governor and teacher unions in Wisconsin is revealing the teacher and administrators in the government schools to be quite well compensated. The average full-time teacher gets salary and benefits worth about $90,000 while many principles and district administrators are paid salary and benefits worth between $160,000 to $200,000 annually. According to, the average annual teacher salary in Kenosha is $68,400 while that of Green Bay is $55.110. The average salaries in other parts of the state are comparable. When you consider the benefits above those salaries is approximately $35,000 or more per teacher, you can...
  • Proposed Funding Freeze on Step Increases and Federal Promotions Not Included in House Budget

    02/20/2011 5:37:15 PM PST · by Poundstone · 12 replies ^ | February 20, 2011 | Ralph Smith
    House Republicans have passed legislation to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year which ends on September 30th. The budget passed after an all-night session Friday that went into early Saturday morning. The good news for federal employees is that amendments proposed to HR 1, the continuing resolution bill which had about 600 proposed amendments, did not include proposed amendments to withhold funding for within-grade increases or for promotions of federal employees.
  • Superintendents enjoy super benefits (Central TX schools)

    02/09/2011 11:36:24 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 14 replies · 1+ views
    KXAN-TV, Austin ^ | Tuesday, 08 Feb 2011 | Nanci Wilson
    AUSTIN (KXAN) - With Texas facing a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall, every school district is facing tough decisions. Some districts are considering closing schools and laying off teachers. So, why are some districts giving their superintendent raises and super-sized benefits? And do parents really know what their superintendent earns? Apparently, not. (exerpt - continues at link below)
  • Why Are Americans So Eager to Cut Government Salaries?

    12/23/2010 7:02:39 AM PST · by Poundstone · 75 replies
    Atlantic ^ | December 21, 2010 | Derek Thompson
    Americans don't agree on much when it comes to fixing the budget, but they agree on this: They're paying government workers too much money. In an October Washington Post poll, the only major deficit-busting proposal called "totally acceptable" by a majority of respondents was to freeze the salaries of public sector employees. The president must have been reading the Post that day, because Obama's latest concession to conservatives on the deficit was a two-year pay freeze for government workers. If the president's plan gave Americans the idea that cutting public sector pay was worthwhile, conservative politicians have piled on to...
  • Temporary Spending Bill Contains Pay Freeze for Federal Employees

    12/20/2010 5:52:47 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 20 December 2010 |
    A continuing resolution that would fund the government through March 4, 2011 and freeze federal worker pay will be the subject of a vote in the Senate early Tuesday morning according to The Hill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has filed a motion to end debate on a continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through March 4. The Senate bill is a substitute to the House-passed continuing resolution that would have funded the government through September 30 and included changes to funding sought by the Obama administration. The 36-page bill provides a small increase of $1.16 billion...
  • Public Servants Feel Sting of Budget Rancor

    12/21/2010 5:53:45 AM PST · by Poundstone · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 21, 2010 | Karen Tumulty and Ed O'Keefe
    (snip) Relative job security with generous benefits that extend into retirement has long been part of the appeal of working for the government. But an eight-hour day in a drab Independence Avenue office building can look like a supremely privileged lifestyle when Americans in the private sector are panicked and furious over what has happened to their own salaries, health coverage and 401 (k)s. Add to that the growing view that the government has gotten too big and that deficits are going to swallow the economy, and you have all the makings of a backlash.
  • Federal pay freeze? Here's the flip side

    12/19/2010 7:30:57 PM PST · by Poundstone · 114 replies · 1+ views
    CSM ^ | December 17, 2010 | Peter Grier
    Are federal bureaucrats overpaid? Lots of nonfederal bureaucrats think so. Upward of two-thirds of US voters approve of President Obama’s recent proposal to freeze feds’ wages for two years, polls show. We won’t take a position on that, other than to say we know many government workers who earn every dollar of their salary. But we will note this: Not too long ago, the big policy question regarding federal employees was not whether they made too much but whether they made too little.
  • Blanket pay-scale freeze for federal employees fails to address underlying issues

    12/13/2010 6:00:12 AM PST · by Poundstone · 10 replies
    Fedsmith ^ | December 12, 2010 | None
    Congress is likely to pass President Obama's proposed two-year freeze on the federal employee pay scale. Federal employees are an easy target, but in truth the impact of this freeze is not as broad as it would appear. For starters, this is not a freeze on most federal wages. It is a freeze on the federal wage scale. And because many employees are rewarded for time on the job with step increases, and for their performance with promotions, few federal workers will go without raises over this two-year period. In fact, according to a Federal Times analysis, 75 percent of...
  • Most employers expect to give pay raises next year, Mercer survey finds

    12/08/2010 10:40:12 AM PST · by Poundstone · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Mercer LLC ^ | August 3, 2010 | Mercer LLC
    According to Mercer’s 2010/2011 US Compensation Planning Survey, more than 98% of companies plan to award base pay increases in 2011. Moreover, just 2% of companies are planning across-the-board salary freezes next year compared to 13% in 2010 and 31% in 2009.
  • Federal Workers Rage Against President Obama's Two-Year Wage Freeze

    11/30/2010 7:58:03 AM PST · by Poundstone · 143 replies · 9+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 30, 2010 | John Marzulli, Kelly Burke
    Irate federal workers in New York had a few choice words for President Obama's decision Monday to freeze their wages for the next two years. "That's why Obama's ratings are below [ex-President George W.] Bush's, and that's hard to be unless you're Osama Bin Laden," said Rosemarie Clemmens of Manhattan. Clemmens, who works for the Social Security Administration, said she voted for Obama but won't again. "I can't wait until I retire," the life-long government worker added.
  • Hoyer: Military should also see pay freeze

    11/29/2010 7:29:22 PM PST · by GailA · 123 replies · 4+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/10 | Russell Bermann
    The second-ranking House Democrat said Monday that President Obama’s move to freeze the pay of civilian federal employees should also be extended to military personnel. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said including the military would have increased savings and add “an element of fairness." He made the comments in a statement about he president’s announcement of a two-year pay freeze. “While I appreciate that the president reduced the length of his proposed pay freeze from three to two years,” Hoyer said in a statement, “it would have produced significantly more savings had that sacrifice been shared between federal civilian and...
  • Obama To Freeze Government Salaries At All Time High (This will make you mad Alert)

    11/29/2010 11:41:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 29, 2010 | Tyler Durden
    In 10 minutes the teleprompter in chief will announce that he is about to freeze government salaries for two years. Of course, government workers thank him, as this means federal salaries which have exploded in the past 5 years will be stuck at all time highs for at least two years, even as nominal salaries for everyone else (except FIRE workers of course) continue to decline. As we suggested a few days ago, in order to promote some vaguely credible idea of austerity, instead of freezing salaries, Obama needs to be cutting. Why? One look at the chart below explains...
  • GOP Assault on Federal Pay Puts Obama in Politically Difficult Position

    11/17/2010 8:55:14 AM PST · by Poundstone · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2010 | Stephen Clark
    President Obama is stuck between a rock and a hard place, as newly empowered House Republicans unleash a torrent of proposals to shrink the size of government and following a series of reports that show federal workers increasing in numbers and salary.
  • Paying for unemployment (Just Raise Taxes in California and Leave the Rest of Us Alone!)

    11/10/2010 2:48:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/09/10
    Paying for unemploymentTo restore sustainability, it will be necessary to increase unemployment insurance taxes and to cut benefits. November 09, 2010 California's unemployment insurance fund became insolvent nearly two years ago, and federal interest-free loans to shore it up — and to allow the state to keep paying laid-off workers without hiking the cost to businesses — are due to run out at the end of the year. The problem is basic: With unemployment at 12%, the fund is paying out far more to unemployed workers than it is taking in from employers, who fund the program through unemployment taxes....

    11/04/2010 9:59:58 AM PDT · by tysonbam · 3 replies
    The Battalion ^ | November 4th, 2010 | Taylor Wolken
    Having trouble deciding what major to pick? Then you have probably been told by an adviser, parent or a well-intentioned friend to "pick something you love." This simple, seemingly sage-like advice has been around for ages and is too often taken to heart. You need to pick a major that won't make you miserable and can support the lifestyle you intend to have. This means balancing your passion with probable earnings and job demand. Looking at potential earnings, the common thread found between top-paying majors is they require math skills. The top 10 majors, using mid-career median pay, include seven...
  • MONEY: Retroactive STOP-LOSS Special Pay, $500.00 per month.

    11/04/2010 12:06:48 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Current and former Airmen who were involuntarily held on active duty beyond an approved separation or retirement date as a result of stop loss between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009, may be eligible for a Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay compensation of $500 for each whole or partial month they were affected. The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriation Act set aside $534.4 million for the Retroactive Stop-Loss Special Pay compensation authority. The Air Force used stop loss for Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 and 2002 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Airmen have until Dec. 3, 2010, to...
  • L.A. County workers see major pay increases

    11/01/2010 5:08:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Whittier Daily News ^ | 11/1/10 | Troy Anderson
    Amid the worst recession in modern history, the salaries of top Los Angeles County officials have shot up 12 to 45 percent in three years and some public servants are now making more than $400,000 annually in total compensation, according to county records. The analysis of a county salary database obtained through the California Public Records Act found 17,686 of the county's more than 100,000 employees make more than $100,000 annually in total pay. This includes a Coroner's Office executive secretary making $113,825 and a firefighter who collected a whopping $271,498 last year.