Jeff Neal

Jeff Neal

Jeff Neal is author of the blog ChiefHRO.com and was previously the chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department and the chief human resources officer at the Defense Logistics Agency.

Feds Are Overpaid… Or Not: Part II

Are federal employees overpaid relative to the private sector? Is the General Schedule the best system to use for compensating the federal workforce? In this follow up to his previous article on federal pay, the author digs deeper on the debate to clarify some of his previous points and also addresses some new topics related to federal sector pay.

Feds Are Overpaid… Or Not

Image of employee touching screen with salary lightbulb icon

Are federal employees paid more than their private sector counterparts? It’s a debate that has been raging for years with no clear answers. The author discusses the latest twist in the salary debate: a report from the Cato Institute which says federal workers are paid far more generously than private sector workers. He says that while the report is mostly inaccurate, there is more to the story.

Managing with Blinders On

The author says that the government keeps millions of job applications as well as volumes of other data regarding the human resources process. However, he says that these data are viewed primarily as “records” rather than data that could answer a lot of questions to help agencies better manage their workforces.

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