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The author offers some analysis on the debate over whether federal employees are paid too much or too little and says that neither side is going to concede to the other. He says that salary surveys are a waste and must be done differently for there to be any real conclusion on the debate.
Beginning in September, Social Security will resume sending out personalized benefit statements. These statements used to arrive via snail mail annually but were discontinued in 2011 when the budget was tight.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) released a study it did at the request of Congress in January to determine if the government’s headlong rush to privatize the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and sell off its assets to the highest bidder illegally impacted a few historic buildings around the country.