Tag: Federal Pay

How is Your Annual Federal Pay Raise Determined and What is it Likely to Be Next Year?

Filed in News by on February 10, 2016 Comments

The Obama administration has recommended a 1.6% pay raise for federal workers in 2017. Does that mean this is a done deal and federal employees now know what their pay raise will be next year? Hardly. Here is a detailed look at how the political process surrounding how the federal workforce is paid is likely to play out in the coming months.

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What Politicians are Promising Federal Employees If Elected

Filed in News by on February 7, 2016 Comments

What positions have the leading Democratic candidates taken that would impact federal employees? Here is a quick summary.

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13 Things You Should Know About Taxes and Federal Retirement

Filed in News by on January 28, 2016 Comments

Tax time is closer than you think. Here are 13 things you should know about taxes and your federal retirement.

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Will This Experimental Personnel System Impact Your Future Pay?

Filed in News by on January 26, 2016 Comments

There is widespread criticism of the federal pay system(s). The problem is no one has come up with a better model acceptable to many critics. Will this latest effort succeed? Here is a description of a new demonstration project on federal pay.

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The Best of 2015

Filed in News by on December 28, 2015 Comments

What were the most popular articles on FedSmith.com in 2015? From the proposed pay raise for 2016 to retirement advice for federal workers, here are the articles you read the most.

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Will Federal Employees Get Extra Time Off on New Year’s Eve?

Filed in News by on December 28, 2015 Comments

Will federal employees get extra time off on New Year’s Eve? It is an unlikely scenario when one looks at historical precedent.

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Federal Wage System Increases in 2016

Filed in News by on December 26, 2015 Comments

Now that the 2016 pay raise for federal employees under the General Schedule has been finalized, what can federal workers under the Federal Wage System expect to see in terms of a pay raise?

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Federal Pay Lagging Behind Private Sector

Filed in News by on December 22, 2015 Comments

Recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the federal workforce is lagging the private sector for both wages and employment.

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