It is at least fair to ask if these salaries are deserved -- after all, much of the federal workforce does require special
Government is based, ultimately, on fostering relationships of trust aimed at joint efforts to create social good. Dan Ariely's reminder is thus worth keeping in mind. Yet we may be overly focused on seeing the connections within government and between government and citizens in market terms.
Since 1985, the first week of every May has been designated as a time set aside to honor the women and men who serve our nation as government employees at the federal, state, county and local levels.
In the past two days we've seen a federal judge rule that Detroit can go bankrupt, putting its workers' pensions in jeopardy, and we have seen Illinois' legislature vote for substantial cuts in its retirees' pensions. Undoubtedly these two actions are just the tip of the iceberg.
The federal government employs 600,000 fewer workers today than the average for the past 50 years. In 2011 4.36 million worked
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Even though you don't hear about their work every day, that's not to say you've never heard of some of America's federal employees! Who are these famous former feds?
In Alabama, the state legislature controls taxation, leaving county officials powerless to generate new revenue on their
After the delay, 12 of the firefighters were rehired, but that's still a reduction of 17 workers. "It's going to continue
"This is really the city's last and best chance to avoid a bankruptcy case," Levinson said. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 28 (Reuters
Speaking to workers at a steel fabrication plant on Monday, Romney, clad in his class-crossing plaid and jean uniform, proceeded
There have been a few notorious examples of high public sector worker pay that have stoked criticism against public sector
"We want to take a good careful look at the real cost of contracting these services and whether we're getting as much out