Few employers are as generous as Uncle Sam. Federal workers receive 40% better compensation, 43 days off, and 18% retirement match.
The federal government has become one of the best places to work, paying more in salary and benefits than the private sector, offering up to 43 days off, funding a high retirement match, and providing a healthcare system that gives workers some 300 plan choices, according to a new analysis.
But instead of bragging about the situation, a new Heritage Foundation report is joining with the Trump administration in calling for major reforms to reduce the annual $276 billion price tag for 2 million workers.
“The current system is long overdue for a thoroughgoing makeover,” said the report written by Reagan-era personnel director Donald J. Devine….
“Our current system, largely implemented during the New Deal, was designed to replace the amateurism and corruption endemic to the old spoils system, wherein government jobs were used to reward loyal partisan foot soldiers, with professionalized, scientific, and politically neutral administration. While Progressives designed the merit system to promote expertise and shield bureaucrats from partisan political pressure, it now insulates civil servants from accountability,” he wrote.