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Federal IT Salaries Strong, But Trouble Looms
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WKash
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WKash,
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5/21/2014 | 1:38:58 PM
Re: Incentives
The biggest concern I have is government's growing reliance on LPTA (Lowest Price Technically Acceptable) contracts, which requires agencies to accept low ball bids for work that on paper looks doable, but everyone knows is a trainwreck in the making.  LPTAs put agencies in a precarious place --  and forces qualified contractors to think twice about taking on IT projects, or else consider hiring low-priced talent to make the numbers work.
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5/21/2014 | 1:23:55 PM
Incentives
It appears as if many workers are being demoralized by the prospect of less incentives over time. And surely there are a number of private sector jobs in the D.C. that are looking for technical talent. 

Therein lies one problem that I don't think many think about: If there are less incentives for government jobs, then workers will go to the private sector.

And if the government cannot fill those jobs, they will have to use private sector contractors. Which will be more expensive anyways, so it makes little sense to be cutting things that ultimately there are workarounds for. 


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