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  •  Certainly. I'm not coming at it from an anti (2+ / 0-)
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    Oaktown Girl, ek hornbeck

    anything approach really.  It's technical.  Most federal employees are paid based on salary as dictated by the General Schedule (GS) pay scales.  Occupations are assigned grades, GS-1 thru 18 and paid according to pay tables and locality rates.  My contention, and many others who know the deal, is that much of the workforce is "overgraded" as compared to the legal definitions of the GS-1-18 pay grades.  We call that grade creep.  The average grade of fed employees has crept from around 6.5 to over 11 in the last 30 years, probably more now.  Part of that is due to contracting out lower level jobs, but a big part is the over inflation of duties and grades.  I've seen GS-14's who don't do anything near what a GS-14 should do.
    But good advice relative to making myself clear.  Thanks.

    "The Global War OF Terror is a justification for U.S. Imperialism. It must be stopped."

    by BigAlinWashSt on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 08:22:48 PM PST

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    •  Thanks for reading my comment. (2+ / 0-)
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      BigAlinWashSt, ek hornbeck

      The way the rhetoric is so twisted anti-worker these days, I just wanted to say I hope you are careful to write it in such a way that it can't be easily abused by people with radically different agendas than what you are trying to achieve.

      Granted, almost anything can be twisted toward evil purposes, we just shouldn't make it easy for 'em. Thanks, Big Al.

      If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - David Rees from "Get Your War On". //"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Denis Diderot

      by Oaktown Girl on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 08:32:59 PM PST

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