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- Federal Advisory Group Finds Feds Are Paid 26.71% Less than Private Sector Counterparts - May 21, 2020
- In their annual report, members of the Federal Salary Council recommend updates to datasets used in determining a region’s eligibility to become a locality pay area.Erich Wagner, Government ExecutiveAn advisory board tasked with examining pay disparities between the federal government and the private sector recently found that federal employees on average make 26.71% less than their private sector counterparts, although the group's methodology is hotly debated.A recently published report from the Federal Salary Council dated April 2 said that, when including locality pay, federal employees continue to earn significantly less than workers in the private sector. The 2020 figure marks a nearly 5 percentage point decrease in the gap over previous data, which indicated that feds were making 31% less than employees outside of the federal government.To read the full article, please click here.