Tag: Federal Pay

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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Compensatory Time Off vs. Overtime Pay

Filed in News by on November 16, 2014 Comments

When can you earn overtime pay and when can you earn compensatory time off? The author explains the differences between these two types of pay and situations under which each can arise.

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FedSmith.com Users Expecting an Extra Day Off at Christmas This Year

Filed in News by on November 11, 2014 Comments

FedSmith.com users said in a recent survey that they think the president will ultimately give federal employees an extra day off at Christmas.

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Power Shift in Congress: What Does This Mean for Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on November 8, 2014 Comments

As a result of the Republican wave of victories in the mid-term elections, Congress will now be under the control of Republicans. What subjects of interest to federal employees are likely to arise as a result? Here are a few that are likely to impact the federal workforce.

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Do You Want the Day After Christmas Off?

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014 Comments

Should you get the day after Christmas off this year? Federal employees are asking the president to issue an executive order to make it an extra paid holiday.

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Night Pay For FWS Employees

Filed in News by on October 21, 2014 Comments

The author looks at Federal Wage System rules for deciding what qualifies as night work, how much night pay will be, and any conditions that may impact receipt of night pay for a WG, WL or WS employee assigned to a shift that includes night hours.

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Grassley Expresses Alarm at Thousands of Federal Workers on Paid Leave for Months

Filed in News by on October 21, 2014 Comments

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa expressed concern this week at the findings of a new report, issued at his request, documenting that tens of thousands of federal employees were on paid leave for at least one month and several hundred employees for nine months to three years, over a recent three-year period.

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Politics and Locality Pay

Filed in News by on October 20, 2014 Comments

No action has been taken on a recommendation to approve new locality pay areas in 2015.

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