Tag: Federal Pay

Federal Employees Petition the White House for a ‘Meaningful Pay Raise’

Filed in News by on September 1, 2015 Comments

An online petition has been started which asks for a “meaningful pay raise” for federal employees.

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President Directs 1% Federal Pay Raise for 2016

Filed in News by on August 28, 2015 Comments

President Obama has issued a letter directing an across-the-board pay raise of 1% for federal employees in 2016.

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Traveling Feds Will Get an Increase in Their Per Diem Rates

Filed in News by on August 17, 2015 Comments

The General Services Administration has released the new per diem rates for FY 2016, giving federal employees who travel for work a modest increase over last year’s rates.

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Department of Labor Proposes Changes to FLSA Regulations

Filed in News by on August 6, 2015 Comments

The Department of Labor has proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act as per a memorandum issued by the president last year. What impact could this have on executive branch employees?

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Arguments Over Federal Benefits In One Chart

Filed in News by on August 2, 2015 Comments

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published a chart showing the percentage of private sector and government workers participating in a range of benefits. Who comes out ahead?

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2016 Pay Raise One Step Closer to Becoming A Reality

Filed in News by on July 23, 2015 Comments

A pay raise for federal employees in 2016 just became one step closer to reality.

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Is Washington’s Big F.E.E.T.S. Stepping on Federal Employees?

Filed in News by on July 20, 2015 Comments

The author says politicians in Washington are using federal employees as political pawns which is likely to push talented people out of the federal workforce. He outlines some of the arguments coming from Washington against the federal workforce and dispels them with evidence of his own.

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Some CSRS Offset Employees Will Receive Extra Money (and Interest)

Filed in News by on July 16, 2015 Comments

Are you a CSRS offset retiree? If you are in this group of federal employees, a letter coming from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) may interest you as you may be in for at least a small, unexpected financial gain.

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