Pay freeze could heat things up at the exits
Actions have consequences. One unintended consequence of the two-year pay freeze President Obama asked Congress to impose on federal workers is the impact it may have on higher income employees and those eligible to retire.
The freeze could be the push they need to say good-bye to Uncle Sam and take their talents elsewhere.
"There's already a lot of pay compression at the top of the pay scale," said Max Stier, president and chief executive of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit organization that focuses on federal workforce issues. Their income level may sound good, he added, "but a lot of those people have alternatives that pay a lot more." (The Washington Post and the partnership have a content-sharing relationship.)
| December 17, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
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