Anybody got a good history of federal pay raises?
Prompted by Paul West's story in today's paper and Anirban Basu's comments therein, I'm trying to find statistics on federal civilian pay over the last decade. What are the aggregate costs for each year? What are the raises awarded to General Schedule employees each year? What are costs/increases for wages and salaries only and what are they if benefits are included?
No luck so far. Can't find anything at OPM or CBO. The Labor Department's Employment Cost Index doesn't include federal employees. I want to compare raises for the federal sector over the last decade with those in the private sector. Anybody got ideas?