Here is where Mr. Glass' comments miss the mark: what he does not understand is that the pay of federal workers is stratified. The lower the level of education, the better paid the federal worker relative to the private sector. He conveniently cites a source that show that the workers with masters degree or above receive a slight federal pay premium. The CBO recently did a study. He should read that source. It would show that yes, federal employees with masters degree alone do receive a federal pay premium over and above the private sector. However, it you go the next highest level of education, that is, those with doctorate degrees or professional degrees, are paid dramatically less than their private sector counterparts.