FEDERAL SALARY COUNCIL SAYS FEDS EARN 34 PERCENT LESS THAN PRIVATE SECTOR WORKERS - October 21, 2016
Federal employees behind in pay by 34 percent on average, salary council says
By Eric Yoder, Washington Post
Federal workers earn 34.07 percent on average less than private-sector employees doing comparable work, according to the government’s official, although not universally accepted, tally of how salaries compare.
The figure was announced at Friday’s annual meeting of the Federal Salary Council, a group of union representatives and outside experts on compensation that oversees the General Schedule, the pay system for white-collar workers below the senior ranks.