Tag: Federal Pay

It’s Official: Wage Grade Federal Employees to Get 1% Raise

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on January 17, 2014

Wage grade federal employees will see a 1% pay increase with the spending bill now being signed into law.

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Spending Bill Includes Raise for Blue Collar Federal Workers

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on January 14, 2014

The $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled Monday night includes a 1% pay increase for workers under the wage grade system.

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Comparing a 2014 Federal Pay Raise to Private Sector Raises

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on January 11, 2014

How does the federal pay raise compare to the average private sector raise for 2014? It is complicated but here are some broad numbers. The best performing employees in the private sector will see a 2014 pay increase of about 4.6%.

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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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