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    Federal Workforce Grew 14 Percent in 8 Years

    The federal non-postal civilian workforce has grown by 14 percent from 2004 to 2012 – mostly on account of permanent career employees – according to a GAO report on trends in federal employment released last week. “The recession largely bypassed the Federal government,” explained James Sherk, a Senior Policy Analyst … More

    Still Not the Time to Raise Federal Pay

    President Obama has announced a 1 percent across-the-board federal pay increase in 2014. This comes on top of federal employees’ already scheduled seniority-based raises. Unless Congress intervenes, the gap between federal and private pay will rise even higher next year. President Obama suspended the uniform federal pay increases in 2011 … More

    The Ruling Class Doesn’t Like Paying Taxes, Either

    Government employees owe $3.3 billion in back taxes, CNBC reports. According to Heritage Foundation fellow James Sherk, the typical federal worker “receives 22 percent more in wages than an equally skilled private sector worker … .” And, says Sherk, when both wages and benefits are toted up, federal workers are … More