During its sessions this week, the National Commission on the Public Service confronted the issue of pay for federal employees. Several highly placed federal officials testified, including Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Constance A. Morella (R-Md.). Federal employees urged the Commission to address pay reform, including developing a "pay sharing system" to encourage productivity and excellent performance. Sessions also included discussion of the large number of retirements projected for the next few years and the outsourcing of federal work to the private sector.
See Stephen Barr, The Washington Post, July 18, 2002