The Federal Gender Pay Gap Is Shrinking, But the Remaining Disparity May Be the Hardest to Eliminate

Government Executive: A government watchdog agency last week announced that the gender pay gap in the federal government has improved significantly over the last two decades, but warned that agencies must improve their data collection to continue to make progress.

The Government Accountability Office found that the overall pay disparity between men and women fell significantly between 1999 and 2017. While women made on average 19 cents on the dollar less than their male counterparts in 1999, that figure fell to 7 cents on the dollar in 2017.

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