Use of Private Contractors Doesn't Save Government Money, Study Finds →

Check out the NYT’s coverage of POGO’s new Bad Business report. Our study debunks the belief that private contractors cost less than government employees.

From the article,

"For example, the study found that, on average, the federal government paid contractors $268,653 per year for computer engineering services, while government workers in the same occupation made $136,456.

For human resources management, the federal government paid contractors an annual rate of $228,488, more than twice the $111,711 to have the same services done in-house.”

Changing the government’s hiring practices could save taxpayers billions of dollars and help reduce the deficit. Read the article here.

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