August 1, 2007 4:09PM

Is Federal Pay Too High?

Chris Edwards writes below that the gap between federal pay and private‐​sector pay continues to widen, with federal employees now making more than twice as much as private employees. Meanwhile, a congressional committee is holding hearings on whether federal employees are underpaid or overpaid. Do you think they’ll hear testimony about why federal employees make twice as much as private‐​sector workers? Or about the fact that federal quit rates are far lower than private‐​sector quit rates, suggesting that most federal employees are pretty satisfied?