GovExec reports on a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that federal employees are paid an average of 24 percent less than their private sector counterparts.
Union membership has declined across the board in 2010 despite a substantial rise in public sector union workers compared to their private sector counterparts.
Learn more about how many people are working for the government, and how many aren’t from Christopher Goodman, an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The report found federal employees work on average of 38.7 hours a week, compared with 41.4 hours per week in the private sector. That difference adds up to 3.8 fewer weeks per year feds work.
After a decade of growth, the number of federal employees has begun a slight decline. New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows 63,000 fewer feds on the government’s payroll today than there were a year ago. Federal News Radio’s Web Manager Julia Ziegler joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what this means for agencies as they try to complete their missions.
Federal retirees will soon know their cost of living adjustment for January 2015. The bad news is, it might be lower than they were hoping, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
With two months to go in the COLA countdown for January 2016, it appears unlikely retirees will get any adjustment next year. The CPI-W will be announced later this month, but all indications say there won’t be a COLA in January, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
If we start with these seven basics, we could have the potential to design a more accountable civil service that is free of political influence.
Carol Mullins, the associate commissioner for the Office of Technology and Survey Processing for the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, said the bureau’s effort to reduce its servers, applications and other IT components is coming to fruition over the next year.
Artificial intelligence has many definitions and even more uses, and the federal government is embracing this emerging technology. In a two-day special report, Federal News Radio looks at AI, government policies to regulate it, and how agencies are using this technology.