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    Highly Paid Federal Workers Rally to Support Union Allies in Wisconsin

    Today at noon, the National Treasury Employees Union plans to rally at the U.S. Capitol in support of public-sector employees. The rally follows ongoing protests in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio — demonstrations that are part of broader budget battles playing out across America. The entrance of federal workers into the … More

    Morning Bell: Don't Let Obama Pay Plan Freeze Real Reform

    The campaign to paper over President Barack Obama’s big government tax-and-spend record with symbolic political triangulation has begun. Yesterday, ahead of today’s meeting with House and Senate Republicans, President Obama attempted to preempt conservative calls for smaller government by announcing a Federal Employee Pay Freeze, which the White House says … More

    Partial Federal Pay Freeze Only the First Step

    President Obama just announced a partial two-year pay freeze for civilian federal workers. Under the President’s plan, federal employees will not receive cost-of-living increases in their pay in 2011 and 2012. However, most federal employees will still receive seniority-based pay increases over the next two years. The President’s decision is … More

    After the Freeze: Real Reforms Toward Fair Federal Pay

    President Barack Obama announced today that he will ask Congress to freeze federal worker pay for the next two years saving $5 billion through 2012. Good for him. This is a welcome acknowledgment on two fronts: 1) that, as Heritage research has definitively shown, federal workers are paid more than … More

    Government Insourcing: Hurting the Economy and Wasting Taxpayers' Dollars

    Since the beginning of the Obama administration, the federal government has steadily increased the number of jobs transferred from private contractors to the civil service. Insourcing was supposed to save money, but the results tell a different story. The effort stems from a March 4, 2009, administration memorandum on government … More

    Pay Gap Puts Feds on the Defensive

    The Obama administration has been on the defensive about exorbitant federal pay ever since a Heritage Foundation report revealed government workers earn significantly more money than their private-sector counterparts. Now the administration’s personnel office has resorted to attacking the report under the false pretense that Heritage failed to compare the … More