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The alphabet soup of government acronyms got a couple new ingredients over the past year and a half: the FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System) was joined by FERS-RAE in January 2013 and by FERS-FRAE in January 2014. What are these new acronyms and what changes do they indicate?
Changes recently proposed to the GS pay system represent a difficult organizational change. Change is always resisted, especially when it is seen as a threat to future earnings and careers. The manufacturers of those old Victrolas no doubt also resisted change but change did occur.