Letter to the Editor

As a personal opinion, we still have a long way to go with pay equality for our computer and communications specialist within government.

The steps taken last year are a start but just that — a start.

I'll relay a conversation I had with a recent graduate on one of my cross-country trips: The graduate had a bachelor's degree in business and information management. Also had some self-taught experience in Web design and development. Salary right out of school with one of the Big 5 consulting firms was about $60,000. Signing bonus and moving allowances was about another $10,000.

True, cash may not be the big draw as we settle into a lifetime career, but tell me again how we compete with industry in trying to draw new blood into our ranks?

Name withheld upon request

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