THURSDAY HOUSE HEARING TO SIGNAL CHANGES TO FEDS' PAY AND BENEFITS - May 17, 2017
House Takes Step toward Long-Sought Changes in Pay, Benefits
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has set a hearing for tomorrow on federal employee pay and benefits, potentially the first firm step in a widely expected bid to revise key pocketbook policies that many Republicans and conservative organizations long have favored.
One focus will be a recent CBO report finding that on average federal employees are slightly ahead in pay, and well ahead in terms of benefits, compared with private sector employees of similar education levels. However, that report also showed that those differences vary greatly by educational level, with federal workers having the lowest levels the farthest ahead by both measures, while the most-educated employees are slightly behind in benefits and well behind in salary–again, on average.