The average salary for government workers – about $78,000 – has actually risen by $1,800 in the past two years, despite a pay freeze that has been in effect during that time, The Washington Post reports. The reason:”While many federal employees have received no increases since the last general increase in January 2010, individual raises still can be paid to employees, if eligible, on promotion, for performance, or on completing waiting periods used in grade- and step-type pay systems,” The Post reports. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said in a statement:”Our spending priorities are completely out of whack when many employees are being furloughed while at the same time salaries have been increasing during a so-called pay freeze.”…s_pop