Federal workers earn about 65 cents for every dollar earned by their private-sector counterparts, according to an advisory panel to the federal government. Or they make $1.78 for every private sector dollar, according to a Cato Institute economist.
The Labor Department is releasing a proposed rule that will clarify a path forward for state retirement plans, providing guidance about how to create systems that would be consistent with the current ERISA structure.
The Maryland Health Care Commission late Tuesday released its annual quality care report that examines the good and bad about insurance plans and allows consumers and human resource managers to compare the performance of plans as they decide on coverage for themselves and their families.
The tax code has different rules for corporate executives and ordinary workers when it comes to these "deferred compensation" retirement plans. The vast majority of us face strict limits on the amount of money we can set aside each year in these tax-deferred plans (up to $24,000 per year for older workers). CEOs face no such limits and can sock away millions.
The Orioles have until Friday night at midnight to make Wieters a qualifying offer, and while they are leaning towards doing so, according to club sources, the Orioles brass is still discussing it in the Warehouse.
The real estate firm developing the University of Maryland Baltimore BioPark is seeking $17.5 million in public financing and a special designation that would eliminate property taxes for at least five years to build its next building on the West Baltimore campus.
American workers saw their out-of-pocket medical costs jump again this year, as the average deductible for an employer-provided health plan surged nearly 9 percent in 2015 to more than $1,000, a major new survey of employers shows.
It's laudable that powerful and highly-paid administrators are showing heartfelt concern for the disadvantaged neighbors living at the doorsteps of their Baltimore hospitals. But offering low-paying entry level jobs, in isolation, may ultimately work against their goal of repairing inner city communities.
Dozens of teachers wearing red to support their cause filled the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom Wednesday afternoon to send a message to the Carroll County Board of Education that they want a raise and competitive salaries.
The city's longest-serving agency head, with 13 years at the helm of the nation's fifth-largest Public Housing Authority, makes about $214,000 per year, according to an agency spokeswoman. But it's not the whole story.
After finishing her tenure as a 30-year teacher at Hampstead Elementary School, Teresa McCulloh takes the reins of the Carroll County Education Association, a union representing teachers, guidance counselors and registered nurses in the county.
As the Carroll County Board of Education prepares for upcoming contract negotiations with the county teacher's union Carroll County Education Association this fall, both organizations say securing competitive salaries and reducing workloads for teachers will be a top priority.
One of the key figures behind Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston's blockbuster $101 million six-year contract is former Morgan State strong safety and Deer Park Middle school coach and teacher Greg Barnett.
Employee compensation was at the heart of a discussion between the Carroll County Board of Commissioners and the county Board of Education, who met Thursday to discuss a long term funding plan for the public school system.
The management company for Harbor East said Monday it has contracted with a Baltimore-based firm to provide security at its properties, ending an agreement with a firm that had come under fire from union organizers.
The Harford County Board of Education and the Harford County Education Association, which is the local teachers' union, have reached a tentative agreement on a teacher compensation package and contract that includes a 1.5 percent pay increase for all teachers and a 3 percent salary step for all educators who are eligible.
Millennial Media CEO Michael Barrett earned a $9.5 million compensation package in his first year at the helm of the Baltimore mobile advertising company, more than twice what his predecessor received a year earlier.
The Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners received the town administrator's proposed fiscal 2016 budget Monday, which includes funding for raises for town employees, capital improvements to the Bel Air Reckord Armory and debt service payments on the Bel Air High School auditorium, without raising taxes.
State and local lawmakers called on Baltimore school officials Monday to rein in policies and practices that led the district to pay employees $42 million last year in accrued leave, bonuses, overtime, stipends and other compensation.
While IKEA workers in the U.S. struggle for predictable hours, our unionized brothers and sisters in Sweden, where IKEA is based, negotiated a policy with the company so that every worker gets their schedule a full year in advance. Workers know their days off, and can make their dentist appointments and plan trips home to see family months ahead of time.
As the Baltimore school system was running up a $72 million deficit last year — a gap that officials say will force job cuts for the first time in decades — it paid out $46 million in bonuses, overtime pay and accrued leave, pushing the earnings of many of its employees into six figures.
The U.S. attorney's office has filed criminal charges against the former CEO of a West Pratt Street mental health clinic that allege that he embezzled $50,000 meant for employee pensions and withheld hundreds of thousands in payroll taxes that were diverted to company executives' salaries.
President Obama on Monday proposed tougher regulations on investment brokers who handle retirement funds, saying it is time to curb hidden fees, "back-door" payments and conflicts of interest that eat into middle-class Americans' savings.