It averaged $304 per employee in fiscal year 2012 and $388 per employee thus far in the current fiscal year.
If no deal is reached by September 30, the end of the fiscal year, there would be a government shutdown on October 1.
Only companies that filed a proxy statement for fiscal year 2009 by May 31 were included in the study.
A twelve-month period for which an organization, such as a government or corporation, plans the use of its funds. Commonly, fiscal years run from July 1 to June 30, or, in the case of the U.S. government, from October 1 to September 30.