Tag: Federal Pay

The Unknown Alternative to Phased Retirement

Filed in News by on August 17, 2014

The author says that the loss of the annuity supplement under phased retirement is a big disadvantage. However, he outlines a comparable alternative that could help offset this loss.

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Pay Fairness Should be a Priority

Filed in News by on August 5, 2014

The author says that replacing the General Schedule pay system is inevitable and that it needs to be done. However, he says that the anxiety and distrust that would come from federal employees upon moving to a new system must be overcome as part of the process and offers some ideas as to how to best manage the transition.

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Legislation Introduced to Repeal Increases in Federal Employee Pension Contributions

Filed in News by on July 31, 2014

Two Congressmen have introduced legislation that would repeal the recent increases in federal workers’ pension contributions.

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Moving Toward a 1% Pay Raise in 2015

Filed in News by on July 30, 2014

The 2015 across-the-board federal pay raise, if any, is moving along its usual slow path.

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These Highly Paid Federal Employees Reportedly Unhappy and Seeking Union Representation

Filed in News by on July 28, 2014

A union has filed a petition to represent employees at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Average salary at the agency is $145,610 but employees are reportedly unhappy in the belief that their salaries have been lagging behind other agencies such as the FDIC and the SEC. How do their salaries compare to these two agencies and to federal employees in other agencies?

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Breaking the Impasse on Federal Pay

Filed in News by on July 27, 2014

Virtually all stakeholders agree that the General Schedule system needs overhauling, but each needs to see something different to move forward. The author says that problems with the GS system could lead to a deteriorating work environment.

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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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