The Federal civil service is doing pretty well, but the United Nations civil service is doing even better because while the US civil service is only step removed away from public accountability, the UN civil service is two steps removed from accountability. And that adds up to more money and power.
Ambassador Joseph Torsella, U.S. Representative to the United Nations on Management and Reform, highlighted this information earlier this year, stating that U.N. employees “deserve to be properly compensated for their work.… But with average UN professional pay now at nearly 130% of average US federal civil-service pay in Washington—the system is becoming seriously distorted.”
But that’s not at all. At P1 grade, the salary difference hits 140 percent. And that’s the lowest salary grade. At D2, the highest salary grade, the UN staffers makes nearly 200,000 dollars while his US equivalent takes home less than 150,000 dollars.
Even without an Iraq embargo and its accompanying Oil for Food scam program, it’s still good to be a corrupt UN bureaucrat.