THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION PROPOSES BILLIONS IN CUTS TO FEDERAL WORKFORCE PAY AND BENEFITS - August 1, 2016
Group Proposes $333 Billion in Cuts to Feds’ Pay and Benefits
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Federal employees are overpaid because the government operates independently of market pressures, according to research from a conservative think tank, which proposed $333 billion in savings over the next decade aimed at federal personnel costs.
The Heritage Foundation proposed $26 billion in cuts specifically to federal employees’ pay, which researchers argued far outpaces that of the private sector. The rest of the savings came from proposed reforms to retirement benefits, paid leave and health care. Heritage fleshed out the details of the suggestions from a report it released earlier this month.