THE GOVERNMENT: How to Get--and Keep-the Best

How to Get—and Keep-the Best

Reports issued by Government commissions tend to be quickly shelved and forgotten. But one produced by the Commission on Executive, Legislative and Judicial Salaries is bound to hold Washington's—and the nation's—attention for some time to come. It proposes hefty pay increases for Senators, Congressmen, federal judges and most top officials in the Executive Branch.

Since 1969, while inflation has soared by 60.5%, these officials have received a grand total of 5% in raises. As a result, says the salary commission's report, good people are leaving Government...

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