Tag: Federal Pay

Feds Are Overpaid… Or Not

Filed in News by on October 13, 2015 Comments

Are federal employees paid more than their private sector counterparts? It’s a debate that has been raging for years with no clear answers. The author discusses the latest twist in the salary debate: a report from the Cato Institute which says federal workers are paid far more generously than private sector workers. He says that while the report is mostly inaccurate, there is more to the story.

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Federal Employees on ‘An Elite Island of Secure and High-Paid Employment’

Filed in News by on October 7, 2015 Comments

An article describes the federal government as “an elite island of secure and high-paid employment, separated from the ocean of average Americans competing in the economy.”

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‘Locality Pay Equity Act’ Introduced In Congress

Filed in News by on September 22, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to ensure that there is only one local wage area within a locality pay area. What impact would this legislation have on federal employees’ pay if it were enacted, and what brought about the introduction of the legislation? The author explains what you need to know.

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One Congressman Wants to Cut Off Lawmakers’ Pay During Government Shutdowns

Filed in News by on September 19, 2015 Comments

One Congressman has introduced legislation to prevent future Members of Congress from being paid in the event of a government shutdown.

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How Much Will the 2016 COLA Add to Your Income?

Filed in News by on September 17, 2015 Comments

How much of a COLA increase will federal retirees have in 2016? Any increase at all is looking highly unlikely.

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Legislation Introduced to Pay Federal Employees During a Shutdown

Filed in News by on September 16, 2015 Comments

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has introduced legislation to ensure federal employees get paid in the event of a government shutdown.

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Labor Department Issues Rule Allowing Federal Contractors to Discuss Salaries

Filed in News by on September 10, 2015 Comments

A new Department of Labor regulation allows federal contractors to discuss and inquire about their own pay or that of their co-workers without fear of being fired.

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FedSmith.com Users Think a 3% Raise in 2016 Would Be Fair

Filed in News by on September 10, 2015 Comments

FedSmith.com users said in a recent survey that they think federal employees should be given a 3% pay raise in 2016.

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