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  •  One point, Laura. While I agree that (1+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge

    Federal government employees are not well-paid compared to their private-sector colleagues, it is of note that International Organizations, such as the United Nations, operate under a system based on the Noblemaire Principle, which states that the compensation of international civil servants should be higher than those of the best-compensated national civil service.  For the entire history of the UN, the comparator civil service (that which is considered to by the highest compensated) has been the US Federal civil service.  Peridically (every five years, in fact), the UN reconsiders the issue of the what is the comparator civil service system.  The US Federal system has remained the comparator.

    Of course, if things continue on their current path...

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