Not earning enough in your current job? If you can land a job with the federal government, you could possibly double your total compensation. Nice work if you can get it. According to figures from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the average wage for the nation's 108 million private sector workers in 2008 was $50,028.
Following is the position paper from Federally Employed Women which regarding their views on pay-for-performance systems. The paper discusses about various pros and cons of this system and also FEW's reaction towards this system.
This article highlights the recent news coverage in USA Today pointing out at that the public-sector practice of "double dipping" - receiving pension benefits intended for retirement purposes while drawing a salary with another employer (or in some cases, the same employer).