The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) compared total annual compensation for federal and private sector employees with federal contractor billing rates in order to determine whether the current costs of federal service contracting serves the public interest.
POGO’s study demonstrated that the federal government approves service contract billing rates that pay contractors 1.83 times more than the government pays federal employees in total compensation, and more than 2 times the total compensation paid in the private sector for comparable services.
It is my belief that open, fair hiring and contracting practices in GSA would offer minorities significantly more opportunity. We in the Congress have the responsibility to continue to press for answers, and, where necessary, perform corrective action on GSA's performance.
Rep. Davis represents the 7th District of Illinois.