Tag: Federal Pay

Obama Calls on Feds to Do Their “Fair Share” With 1% Pay Raise for 2015

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President Obama has sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden for a 1 percent across-the-board pay increase for the federal workforce. Here is a copy of the letter describing the pay adjustments to take place in January 2015.

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Pay Fairness: Views From the Federal Workforce

Filed in News by on August 19, 2014 Comments

Columns on federal pay always prompt strongly stated comments that confirm the General Schedule system is broken. Two recent articles by FedSmith.com author Howard Risher are no exception. Risher says that employee stories of personal experience should be read by every leader concerned about government and about achieving agency goals. He highlights some of the most telling comments from FedSmith.com users on his recent articles on federal pay.

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The Unknown Alternative to Phased Retirement

Filed in News by on August 17, 2014 Comments

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

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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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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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