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Physician, Heal Thyself -- Where's the 'Affordable Government Act'?

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

Think of the power of paying each taxpayer back -- rebating the Treasury -- when the government isn't efficient enough and spends more than 20 percent maximum on administrative costs.

Obama Takes On Gender-Based Pay Disparities

AP | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is giving the federal personnel director six months to submit a strategy to address gender-based pay disparities ...

The Federal Pay Scale: Inflated Yet Compressed

Bryan Caplan | Posted 07.07.2013 | DC
Bryan Caplan

Yes, the federal government pays more for B.A.s than the private sector does. The reason, though, is not that the federal government overpays for credentials. The reason, rather, is that the federal government overpays for breathing.

Dave Jamieson

'Furloughed, Frozen And Fed Up': Federal Workers Pan Obama Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The budget plan released by President Barack Obama on Wednesday includes a renewed proposal to hike the pension contributions of governm...

Big Losers In Contentious Debate Cry Foul

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal workers have become the go-to targets as Congress, and the White House, search for ways to lower the deficit, pay for tax c...

Study Reveals Interesting Result On Federal Workers

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the governmen...

Zach Carter

Michele Bachmann's Misleading Talking Point On Federal Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While stumping on a platform of limited government, Republican presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has focused on th...

A Smarter Way on Federal Pay

Max Stier | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

By sticking with an arrangement from the past century, the public sector has largely missed the transformation that swept over the rest of the working world and has made itself vulnerable to criticism.

Five Myths About Federal Workers

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

Hard choices are needed to restore our nation's fiscal health. But across-the-board pay and hiring freezes avoid tough strategic decisions. The real question is not what can we cut, but how can we best save money.

Sam Stein

Unions, Progressives Blast Administration For Pay Freeze Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's decision to support a two-year pay freeze on federal employees is sparking yet another wave of angst and eyeb...

National Fiscal Hypocrisy Week

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

This week will likely see a number of measures to stimulate the economy and help struggling families shot down in the name of fiscal responsibility, while measures that help the rich and add to the debt will pass.

Sam Stein

Obama Announces Pay Freeze For Federal Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration announced on Monday an ambitious plan to freeze the salaries of federal employees for two years in an effort to address massi...

Federal Workers, Resource Not a Target

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

To be certain, the federal government has its faults and there is room for improvement, but facts matter. Here are five pervasive myths about federal workers.