Federal Workers, Contractors Clash Over Contractor Pay Cap

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 8:44 PM EDT) -- Federal employee unions and contractor trade groups renewed pressure on lawmakers Friday over a proposed legislative cap on federal contributions for contractor pay, with contractors arguing that the cap will exacerbate the government's brain drain in high-demand areas like engineering and cybersecurity.

The government is currently set to pay up to $763,000 toward the compensation of contractor executives under a statutory formula that rises based on the median income for executives at companies with more than $50 million in annual sales. The White House's budget office...
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