Bill addresses SES pay compression

Two Democratic lawmakers have teamed up to sponsor a bill that aims to reform senior executive service compensation and  elements of career management, the Washington Post reports. The bill, expected to be introduced on June 27, was sponsored by Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.) and co-sponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.).

According to the report, the bill will streamline the currently cumbersome hiring practices for SES positions, expand career development opportunities and reform the SES compensation model – particularly pay compression between senior executives and top general schedule employees.  The report cites data from the Office of Personnel Management finding that the most senior general schedule employees, GS-14 and GS-15, make $123,758 to $155,500, while senior executives make $119,554 to $179,700.

Moran said a 2004 law aimed at addressing pay compression has failed, and noted that there is disincentive to enter the SES because of the compensation issue, according to the report.

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Reader comments

Fri, Sep 14, 2012

What about cutting pay raise for Congress, Senate, and the house of Representative for 2-3 years?

Thu, Jun 28, 2012

Last time I check my math skills, $179K was greater than $155K per year! If you are looking to restructure pay, I suggest starting at the bottom and moving up to SES pay level.

Thu, Jun 28, 2012

I guess when it comes to overpaid government workers - that concept only applies to the workers and not the high level friends and buddies of certain congressmen.
For base pay (
GS14 step 1 = 84,697 to GS15 step 10 = 129,517
SES goes from 119,554 to 179,700 (165,300 if not a certified appraisal)
EX goes from 145,700 to 199,700

Hmmm… maybe this is a ploy by the democrats to get a pay raise at the expense of the workers?

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