Federal workforce dealing with gender, racial pay gap among older employees | Federal News Network

Federal workforce dealing with gender, racial pay gap among older employees | Federal News Network

The federal government does a better job keeping workers age 40 or older employed, compared to the rest of the country’s labor force, and gives its workforce higher pay as they age.
But within that same group, the federal workforce still faces a persistent challenge addressing pay disparities between racial and gender demographics.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in a report issued Monday, finds the federal government scored higher than the rest of the labor market in the U.S. in terms of the pay and diversity of its 40-and-up workforce.
The report finds that employees 40 or older made up 72% of the federal workforce in 2017, the most recent year that the Office of Personnel Management had data available, compared to 54% of the rest of the civilian labor force in the United States.

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