(Daily Signal) According to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office, virtually all federal employees are above average.
In a five-scale rating system, 74 percent of federal employees were given the highest two ratings of “exceeds fully successful” and “outstanding.” Including the middle category of “fully successful” encompasses more than 99 percent of federal employees, leaving less than one-half of one percent as either “minimally successful” or “unacceptable.”
Under a normal, bell curve distribution, an equally low percentage of employees would be rated in the lowest and highest categories. Yet, for every federal employee with the lowest “unacceptable” rating, 386 employees receive the highest “outstanding” rating.
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Are federal employees really that far superior to private sector employees, or is the rating system rigged?