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Analysis: Pay reform at the crossroads

January 6, 2011 Unpopular as the pay freeze clearly is among feds, it is likely not enough of a revolution to satisfy critics of the General Schedule salary system. The new Congress could vote to impose even more severe cuts in pay. But as long as the system and its administration are unchanged, ...

Analysis: Remedies beyond the pay freeze

December 3, 2010 Two years? Three years? Complete freeze? Partial freeze? It seems certain that pay for federal employees will be frozen in some form. It also appears that their retirement benefits will be reduced. The final recommendations of President Obama's fiscal commission released on Dec. 1 would bring federal benefit plans more ...

Analysis: More twists in the federal pay debate

November 2, 2010 The dispute over how well federal workers are paid zigzags on. An early-October opinion poll by The Washington Post shows the public apparently has been influenced by the news media and possibly by the reports the Cato Institute and Heritage Foundation released this summer. Three-fourths of the Post's respondents think ...

Analysis: The great federal pay debate

August 19, 2010 Federal pay has been a contentious issue since the earliest days of the country. Now, in the middle of a deep recession with public concern about deficit spending, it is not at all surprising to learn that critics contend federal salaries are too high. For years, annual reports issued by ...

Eyes on the Prize

September 1, 1997 Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series on compensation practices. The first story, which appeared in the August issue of Government Executive, is available here. he past few years have seen more changes in the way work is organized and managed than in the previous half century ...

Why Your Pay Doesn't Stack Up

August 1, 1997 he pressure to change the way you are paid is building up steam as agencies struggle to modernize. In a reinvention drive that has relied on many private sector tools for improving the behavior of organizations and their employees, pay incentives are the missing link. Other techniques--such as quality management, ...