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CDC Director Redfield’s Salary Reduced From $375K To $209,700

The Hill: CDC director to take pay cut of more than $165k
“The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will take a pay cut of more than $165,000, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). … Redfield asked HHS Secretary Alex Azar for a pay cut April 30, after Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) raised questions about his $375,000 annual compensation, which was more than double what his predecessor earned. HHS previously wouldn’t disclose Redfield’s new salary…” (Weixel, 5/8).

New York Times: CDC Director’s Salary Is Reduced to $209,700 From $375,000
“…Caitlin B. Oakley, a spokeswoman for the department, said on Tuesday that Dr. Redfield had agreed to a lower salary of $209,700. … Ms. Oakley repeated the department’s rationale for recruiting Dr. Redfield under Title 42, calling it a rare opportunity to hire one of the world’s leading virologists. Dr. Redfield was a longtime HIV/AIDS researcher at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a founder of its Institute of Human Virology…” (Kaplan, 5/8).

Washington Post: CDC director’s salary now set at $209,700 instead of $375,000
“…[Former CDC Directors Brenda] Fitzgerald, [Tom] Frieden and [Julie] Gerberding all received a ‘physician comparability allowance,’ which is allowed under HHS policy when a ‘candidate is eminently qualified for the position,’ an HHS official said. Fitzgerald received a lower physician comparability allowance because she had not previously served as a government physician for at least two years. Redfield, who is receiving this allowance, was previously an Army researcher and doctor at Walter Reed Army Medical Center…” (Sun, 5/8).

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