Tag: Federal Pay

The Best of 2013

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on December 28, 2013

What were the most popular articles on FedSmith.com in 2013? The end of the pay freeze, vacation discounts for federal employees, and the government shutdown are some of the topics that topped the list.

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New Locality Pay Areas? Not in 2014

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on December 26, 2013

Despite the recommendations of the Federal Salary Council, locality pay areas will be the same in 2014 as they were in 2013.

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Pay Freeze Ends: Federal Employees to Get 1% Raise in 2014

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on December 23, 2013

The president has issued an executive order that will give federal employees an across-the-board pay raise of 1% “on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2014.”

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Pay Freeze Likely to be Ending in January

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on December 16, 2013

The long, strange road for a federal employee pay raise has gone through twists and turns but appears likely to be implemented in January, ending the pay freeze that has been in place since 2011.

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Legislation Would Provide Pay Parity for Hourly and Salaried Federal Employees

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 22, 2013

Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) has introduced legislation that would ensure that the percentage increase in rates of basic pay for Wage Grade (WG), or hourly, employees is equivalent to the percentage increase received by other federal employees in the same pay locality.

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Adding New Federal Locality Pay Areas for 2014

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 19, 2013

Federal employees in a number of metropolitan areas are likely to be included in new locality pay areas in 2014.

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CBO Deficit Reduction Proposals Would Impact Federal Employees

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 14, 2013

A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office makes a myriad of proposals designed to help put a dent in the growing federal debt, some of which would directly impact federal employees.

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Senators Propose to End Defined Benefit Pensions for New Federal Employees

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on November 13, 2013

Three Senators have reintroduced legislation that would end the defined benefit pension portion of the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) for new federal government hires.

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