The Truth About Federal Pay

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Are federal employees over or underpaid? The author says that reports on both sides of the argument are generally inaccurate.

Federal Employees: Overpaid or Underpaid?

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Federal benefits are generally better than benefits offered in the private sector. This accounts for much of the disparity between federal and private sector compensation according to the CBO.

Night Pay During Travel

If a GS employee is on official travel during his or her regularly scheduled duty hours that fall between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., does the employee continue to receive night pay whether or not she or he performs actual duty?