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Obama appoints members to Federal Salary Council

By The Post's Lisa Rein
Lisa Rein

The Federal Salary Council, a panel obscure to most Washingtonians but performing a vital role recommending raises for a majority of federal employees, has seven new and newly reappointed members following President Obama's appointments on Tuesday.

The nine-member council meets at least twice a year to determine locality pay, recommend raises for the president to put in his budget and come up with a so-called salary gap between feds and employees in the private sector doing similar jobs. Outside experts in labor relations, unions and the executive branch are represented.

With federal salaries a flashpoint in the debate on Capitol Hall over the role and size of government, the council's actions are being closely watched by Congress, civil service unions and think tanks.

The new members are:

Stephen E. Condrey, Chairman
Condrey is senior associate and director of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government's human resource management assistance program and adjunct professor of public administration in the University of Georgia's School of Public and International Affairs.

Lou Cannon
Cannon is the Chief of Police of the District of Columbia Protective Services Police Department and Deputy Director at the Department of Real Estate Services

Jeffrey David Cox
Cox is the National Secretary Treasurer at the American Federation of Government Employees

Rex L. Facer
Facer is associate professor and the Warren Jones Fellow of Public Finance and Management in the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management, where he teaches in the Master of Public Administration program.

Bill Fenaughty
Fenaughty is the National Secretary-Treasurer of the National Federation of Federal Employees

Colleen Kelley
Kelley is the National President of the National Treasury Employees Union

Jacqueline Simon
Simon is currently the Public Policy Director at the American Federation of Government Employees.

By The Post's Lisa Rein  | November 10, 2010; 11:29 AM ET
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Given the "packing" of the council with union reps, it will be up to Congress (ugh!) to control raises in salary and benefits.

Posted by: open51 | November 10, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

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