Originally Posted by CAcop
There is always a prevailing wage, even for government workers. Maybe my view is colored by living and working in and near the Silicon Valley for nearly 20 years.
An IT worker for a governement needs to be paid and compensated somewhat similarly to a private sector work.
No, not really. Not every IT worker is a good IT worker. They may lack skills, certs or even the desire to be productive. If they do, government work is perfect for them at whatever wage it pays because they aren't cut out for the private industry.
Government shouldn't compete for the best talent. We need the best talent out producing......to pay for government.