Tag: Federal Pay

Proposal to Raise TSP Director’s Salary to 120% of VP’s Salary

Filed in News by on July 21, 2014

A proposal has been made to raise the salary of the executive director of the TSP to 120% of the salary for the VP of the United States. Are you in favor of this proposal? Take the survey at the end of the article.

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1% Pay Raise Becomes More Likely for 2015

Filed in News by on July 16, 2014

The House passed the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015 which defers the decision on a figure for a pay raise for the federal workforce to President Obama. What does this mean for your chances of a pay raise in 2015?

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Federal Employment Is Not So Bad

Filed in News by on July 15, 2014

The author says that there are many perks that come with being a federal employee, including the almost guaranteed yearly grade and step increases for many employees.. He offers a detailed analysis of the positive impact the federal salary system can have on a federal worker’s pay over the course of a career.

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Locality Pay and the Federal Pay Schedule

Filed in News by on July 14, 2014

Will new locality pay areas be added to the federal GS pay system in 2015? A report from the President’s Pay Agent suggests this will be done but no final decision has been made.

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When Do Wage Grade Employees Get A Pay Increase?

Filed in News by on July 13, 2014

Many prevailing rate employees working under the WG or associated prevailing rate pay schedules have asked when pay increases will be effective in 2014. The author provides some answers.

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Senators Want VA Employees Involved in Scandal to Repay Bonuses

Filed in News by on July 2, 2014

U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) have introduced legislation that would take back bonuses paid to employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) who were involved in the manipulation of electronic waitlists.

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How Many White House Employees Make Over $100k?

Filed in News by on July 1, 2014

The White House has released its annual disclosure of staff salaries with data for FY 2013.

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Bonuses Paid to Veterans Health Administration Employees by Year: 2011-2013

Filed in News by on June 24, 2014

With the VA making national headlines as a result of the falsified waiting times and paying of employee bonuses based on inaccurate data, how much was paid out in bonuses to employees of the Veterans Health Administration? Here are results from the FedSmith.com database of individual federal employee bonus payments in the Veterans Health Administration in recent years.

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