Tag: Federal Pay

Locating Your Salary for 2015: Updated Pay Tables

Filed in Headlines, News by on December 20, 2014 Comments

How much will your annual salary be in 2015? The GS Pay Calculator has been updated to reflect the latest pay raise for each locality (including the “Rest of U.S.”) and for each GS grade and step in each area.

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New Locality Pay Areas? Not in 2015

Filed in Headlines, News by on December 20, 2014 Comments

Will new locality pay areas be established in 2015? Here is a quick summary of the situation from the perspective of the Federal Salary Council.

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Will I Get 25% Extra When I Work on Sunday?

Filed in Headlines, News by on December 19, 2014 Comments

Working on Sunday does not automatically result in Sunday pay. The author discusses what constitutes Sunday work, how much Sunday pay is, and conditions that may impact whether you will receive Sunday pay when assigned to work during Sunday hours.

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Feds Doing Their “Fair Share” With 1% Pay Raise for 2015

Filed in News by on December 16, 2014 Comments

Federal employees are receiving an across-the-board pay raise of 1% in 2015. How does this compare to pay raises in the last decade, and what impact will this have on GS employees’ annual salaries next year?

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Federal Benefit Comparisons: Be Sure to Read the Fine Print

Filed in News by on December 10, 2014 Comments

The author says that studies comparing federal benefits to those in the private sector miss a key issue and that there are substantial differences in the benefit packages across industry sectors.

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Will You Have an Extra Pay Day in 2015?

Filed in News by on December 10, 2014 Comments

Does DFAS handle your agency’s payroll? If so, you may find yourself with an extra pay day next year.

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Merry Christmas to Federal Employees: Extra Paid Holiday Announced for Dec. 26

Filed in News by on December 6, 2014 Comments

President Obama has issued an executive order giving federal employees an extra paid holiday on Friday, December 26.

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Worried About Cuts to Your Federal Benefits? Don’t Panic!

Filed in News by on November 30, 2014 Comments

In response to a recent CBO report that recommends various cuts to federal employee benefits, the author advises federal workers not to panic about these recommendations and explains why he thinks they are unlikely to materialize.

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