Commerce Secretary Lauds Civil Servants for Working Weekends Despite 'Trapezoid Pay Structure'

Government Executive: The head of the Commerce Department said Monday that one of his most gratifying realizations since taking the job has been the “high quality of the long-term civil servants.”

The 47,000 Commerce employees, Wilbur Ross said in a speech at the National Press Club, “are capable technically, non-ideological and, even with the trapezoid pay structure, are very willing to work late at night and on weekends” (as some did in preparing the speech he delivered, focused mostly on trade tensions with China and Europe).

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