The year 2011 is disappearing in the rear-view mirror, so here's a brief rundown of some of the most-read story topics that appeared on the GovPro.com website in the past year.
How do salaries paid to government workers compare to salaries paid in the private sector? Several of the most-read items that appeared on Govpro.com in 2011 tried to answer that question. The stories also generated a good number of viewer comments. Here’s one of the items:
This report linked to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data showing that salaries of federal workers are lagging behind their private-sector peers by an average of 2.1 percent across the United States. Bruce Fenton, president and founder of Atlantic Financial Inc., offered his view that “federal salaries, in general, are far higher than their civilian counterparts.”
Govpro got the lowdown on how federal workers are coping with federal pay freezes, staff cutbacks and congressional budget battles. We talked with Ralph and Ian Smith, two of the founders of FedSmith.com,an interactive information portal.
Our discussions with the Smiths and their insights into the mood of the federal work force garnered a lot of interest among Govpro.com visitors. Here’s a link to one of the FedSmith items:
Ian Smith described the growing frustration many federal workers are feeling. He based his views on feedback that FedSmith has been receiving from federal workers, as well as FedSmith surveys and reports.
The FedSmith site provides links to daily news headlines, original articles, federal retirement information, including federal Thrift Savings Plan rates, as well as quick links to pages of interest to the federal community.
Telecommuting in the government work force was a topic of interest to Govpro.com viewers, based on Govpro web traffic. Here’s one item on the topic:
The article discussed provisions of the federal Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, as well as government telework initiatives in Washington state. Mike Brady, IT project manager in the state’s Department of Social and Health Services, offered some pointers on setting up a telework program.
Go here for Top 10 Govpro.com stories of 2010.
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