Letter to the Editor

I read with interest and agreement Milt Zall's Bureacratus column, "Pay parity," in the April 9 issue of Federal Computer Week.

I wish to bring to your attention a blatant case of pay disparity that already exists within the ranks of civil service employees performing the same jobs. This is the civilian air traffic controller as employed by the Federal Aviation Administration as compared to the civilian air traffic controller employed by the Defense Department.

FAA controllers receive 30 percent to 40 percent more in base salary than their DOD counterparts for performing the same job functions within the National Airspace System.

If, in the near future, this disparity could be featured in the Bureaucratus column, it would point out that great pay disparities already exist and should be corrected to ensure equal pay for equal work within the federal civilian workforce.

Name withheld upon request

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