Paul Ryan's House Budget Committee is out with a press release about a new Congressional Budget Office report on differences between federal government employee compensation and private sector employee compensation:
Overall, federal civilian employees receive total compensation that is 16 percent higher than their private-sector counterparts;
Federal civilian employees receive 2 percent more in cash wages than private-sector employees;
- The most significant advantage comes in the form of benefits, where federal civilian employees enjoy a 48 percent advantage over their private-sector counterparts.
The Budget Committee notes that while President Obama is proposing a raise for federal workers (beyond the step increases they already get for seniority), House Republicans are proposing a pay freeze for federal civilian employees and for members of Congress.
The full CBO report and a CBO summary of it can be accessed here.