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Economic Inequality

Gender wage gap for federal workers is shrinking, OPM reports

Gender wage gap for federal workers is shrinking, OPM reports

Women who work for the federal government, on the whole, make less than their male co-workers — just as in the private sector.

But among the federal workers, a new study shows, that earnings gap is narrowing.

Between 1992 and 2012, according to the Office of Personnel Management, the difference between earnings for men and women shrank from 30 percent to 13 percent.

On orders from President Barack Obama, the Office of Personnel Management reviewed salary data from 1992, 2002 and 2012 and looked at ways to reduce the gap. The study, "Governmentwide Strategy on Advancing Pay Equality in the...

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