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?
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